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A tattered copy of Johnson's large Dictionary was a great delight to me, on account of the specimens of English versifications whi ...
The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits ...
In how few words, for instance, the Greeks would have told the story of Abelard and Heloise, making but a sentence of our classica ...
In another's sentences the thought, though it may be immortal, is as it were embalmed, and does not strike you, but here it is so ...
He does not go to the dictionary, the word-book, but to the word-manufactory itself, and has made endless work for the lexicograph ...
Opinions are not to be learned by rote, like the letters of an alphabet, or the words of a dictionary. They are conclusions to be ...
Theologians should not be ashamed to admit that they cannot enter a contest with such antagonists [the sceptics], and that they do ...
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
Philosophy can be compared to some powders that are so corrosive that, after they have eaten away the infected flesh of a wound, t ...
I know too much to be a sceptic and too little to be a dogmatist.
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