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“ Sir , that all who are happy are equally happy , is not true . A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied , but not equally happy . Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness .
On his favourite subject of subordination , Johnson said , " So far is it from being true that men are naturally equal , that no two people can be half an hour together , but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other .
... is true , sir , that she wrote it before she was acquainted with me ; but she has not told you that I wrote it all over again , except two lines . ” The Fountains , f a beautiful little fairy tale in prose , written with exquisite ...
Perhaps no man who had spent his whole life in courts could have shown a more nice and dignified sense of true politeness than Johnson did in this instance . His majesty having observed to him that he supposed he must have read a great ...
... colleges are anxious to have their students appear well in the university ; and there are excellent rules of discipline in every college . That the rules are sometimes ill observed , may be true ; but is nothing against the system .
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Volledige review lezen