James Boswell Quotes

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. (Boswell quoting a friend of Samuel Johnson, Joseph Baretti)

Burton’s “Anatomy of Melancholy”, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to be.

Then, (said (Johnson),) the pigs are a race unjustly calumniated. Pig has, it seems, not been wanting to man, but man to pig. We do not allow time for his education, we kill him at a year old.