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There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.
   —  Samuel Johnson
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On This Day In:
2016 Life Unlimited
2015 Still Trying
2014 Destiny, n.
2013 No Apologies
2012 Utterly Convinced
2011 A Key To Effectiveness
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We are inclined to believe those we do not know, because they have never deceived us.
  —  Dr. Samuel Johnson
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On This Day In:
2014 Tough Journalism
2013 Things I’ve Learned
2012 Abstainer, n.
2011 Rain, Rain, Rain
Test Your Strength
2009 End the mistakes…

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When it shall be found that much is omitted, let it not be forgotten that much likewise is performed.
   —  Samuel Johnson
From the Preface to his “English Dictionary
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On This Day In:
2014 Precise Order
2013 Uh, No. Not Really…
Deep Regions
2012 A Pre-Valentine’s Day Message
2011 Easy Like Sunday Morning
May I Have A Little More, Please…
2010 Valleys and Peaks

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The usual fortune of complaint is to excite contempt more than pity.
  —  Samuel Johnson
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On This Day In:
2013 Just Passing Through
2012 Dog-gone Heaven
2011 Occasional, Sad Results

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Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
 

—  Dr. Samuel Johnson
 

 

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Being in a ship is being in jail, with the chance of being drowned.
 

—  Samuel Johnson
 

[And of course way back then, there were NO females on board…  —  KMAB]
 

 

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The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
 

—  Samuel Johnson
from: “The Rambler
 

 

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