Quotes Ja to Jz

 

William James

1842-1910

Psychology, Physiology, Philosophy

 

Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom.


 

Japanese Proverb

 

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.


Samuel Johnson

also called Dr. Johnson

1709-1784 

English poet, Moralist,

Biographer, Lexicographer.

He worked for nine years on his 

 Dictionary of the English Language (1755)


Who will consider that no dictionary of a living tongue ever can be perfect, since, while it is hastening to publication, some words are budding, and some falling away; that a whole life cannot be spent upon syntax and etymology, and that even a whole life would not be sufficient; that he, whose design includes whatever language can express, must often speak of what he does not understand.

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