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" Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but very often an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or... "
The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge - Page 182
1919
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...rjdov} /ioXXov TJ fid^ai pvpioveicpoi, Kal Trapa-raj-eis at i, /cat 7ro\iopKiai TroXewv. ' Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...greatest sieges, or the most important battles'.' To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. 'The business...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
.../uaXXcw rj (Jd^ai fjivpiove/cpoi,, KOI Traparafet? at pfyiffTcu, /cat TroXto/3/a'at TroXewj/. ' Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles1.' To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. '...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...*JCU 'sroAXaxjf, xj fifta, x) -rraiSioi. TK fff-- al piytf-ou, ) voXiopHia TTO'AEWV. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles."5 To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. "...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...i/jupaua J9ot/c itroiwu fJL.)(yi ,ui/f/5Kxfo<, Ta^ari^c <ti (tiyffiu, KOJ iroMcfiua, ir'oKtot. is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." 5 To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life 1 am about to exhibit. " The business...
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Plutarch's Lives, tr. by J. and W. Langhorne, Volume 2

Plutarchus - 1813
...exactness, but rather in a short summary; since we are not writing Histories, but Lives. Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges or the most important battles. Therefore, as painters in their portraits labour the likeness in the face, and particularly about the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...цй.ЧXoс r\ u\at uvfnoviеpvi, iraparaut a! utyi-;ai, Kat iro\iopKa TT\WV. " Nor is it always io the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volume 2

James Beattie - Ethics - 1817
...always in the most distinguished achieve' ments that men's virtues or vices may be best dis f cerned } but very often an action of small note, a ' short...' real character, more than the greatest sieges or * most important battles.' This author's aim was to give, not a complete detail of all the actions...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtnes or sices may be best discerned ; but verv often an action of small note, a short saying, or...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battler." To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 6

Plutarch - Greece - 1821
...exactness, but rather in a short summary ; since we are not writing Histories, but Lives. Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges or the most important battles. Therefore, as painters in their portraits labour the likeness in the face, and particularly about the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1821
...sp.ipa.inv rfiou; iitotyff,ev jjtaXXov TJ irafaras<y ai ftEyitrrai, xai -n iro\itav. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...greatest sieges, or the most important battles."* To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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