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James Boswell Quotes

(1740-1795), British Writer, Journalist

I have discovered that we may be in some degree whatever character we choose. Besides, practice forms a man to anything.

Category: Choice

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.

Category: Friends And Friendship

I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.

Category: Journalism And Journalists

There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.

Category: Laughter

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

Category: Puns