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James Boswell

Data de nascimento: 29. Outubro 1740
Data de falecimento: 19. Maio 1795

James Boswell , advogado e biógrafo escocês, um dos maiores diaristas do século XVIII.

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„O homem é um animal que cozinha.“

—  James Boswell, livro The Life of Samuel Johnson
My definition of man is, "a cooking animal." The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, by James Boswell‎ - Vol. II, Página 269 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=13AEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA269, de James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Publicado por J. Murray, 1831

„You are a philosopher, Dr. Johnson. I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.“

—  James Boswell, livro The Life of Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791), Quoting Edwards, an old schoolmate of Johnson's (17 April 1778)

„The best good man, with the worst natur'd muse.“

—  James Boswell
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), Quoting John Wilmot, earl of Rochester's poem "To Lord Buckhurst", (18 August 1773)

„Then, all censure of a man's self is oblique praise.“

—  James Boswell, livro The Life of Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791), 25 April 1778

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„My lord and Dr Johnson disputed a little, whether the savage or the London shopkeeper had the best existence; his lordship, as usual, preferring the savage.“

—  James Boswell
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), The lord was James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, (21 August 1773) See similar debate in Angel.

„What can he mean by coming among us? He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.“

—  James Boswell, livro The Life of Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791), Spoken by Samuel Foote about a "law-Lord" (1783)

„Influence must ever be in proportion to property; and it is right it should.“

—  James Boswell
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), Quoting Samuel Johnson (18 August 1773)

„He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.“

—  James Boswell, livro The Life of Samuel Johnson
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1791), Comment on Samuel Johnson's treatment of Thomas Sheridan (16 October 1769)

„As all who come into the country must obey the King, so all who come into an university must be of the Church.“

—  James Boswell
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), Quoting Samuel Johnson (19 August 1773)

„I jumped up on the benches, roared out, "Damn you, you rascals!", hissed and was in the greatest rage. […] I hated the English; I wished from my soul that the Union was broke and that we might give them another battle of Bannockburn.“

—  James Boswell
On an occasion of mocking a pair of Highland officers, circa 1672, as attributed by Ruaridh Nicoll, "As a Scot, I hate this idea of a neutered nation" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/apr/22/scotland.devolution, The Observer, 22 April 2007

„Such groundless fears will arise in the mind, before it has resumed its vigour after sleep!“

—  James Boswell
The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (1785), 1 September 1773

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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