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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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833
...the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned; but very olten an action of small note, a short saying, or a jest,...the greatest sieges or the most important battles a." To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. ""The business...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 3

Plutarch, John Dryden, Arthur Hugh Clough - Biography - 1905
...scrupulous 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 ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...fia\\ov »/ fia^ai ftVftivtKfOi, Trapa™£(ic at [ifyia-ai, Kai TroXiopia'a TroXtwr: — " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." (3) (1) [Johnson expresses a somewhat contrary opinion (post, 1780); and every one must be aware, that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846
...:r-*>.>'t\: " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices maybe best discerned; but very often an action of small...the greatest sieges or the most important battles V 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: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...virtues or vices may be best disIeerned ; but very often an action of small note, » ihort raying, B ` " R3L ӏ G1ε K t GJ |Y m/ Ě H[ g1 W XӲ c P ' / PHa! p negja, or the most important battles." * To this may be added the sentiments of the rery man whose...
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The American Whig Review, Volumes 9-15

American periodicals - 1852
...achievements that man's virtues or vices may be best discerned; but often an action of small note, or short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's...the greatest sieges or the most important battles."* And so it is, in some sort, with the history of a people or a nation. * Plutarch's Alexander. The experiences,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1858
...discerned ; butjvery_often an action. ofsmall note, a -short s.aving, or a jest, jhall_distingujsh a person's real character more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." 1 ~ To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit : " The business...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1860
...Inoirjaev juaAAov fj j fivpioveKpoi, napardgeig al fteytprat, Kal TtoMopKia TroAewv :— " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...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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Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1860 - 874 pages
...pñf^d, Kai Trattiá Tic tpipaaiv l'fOovç ai fiífurrai, trai roXtnpcta Trá\tuiv : — " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest aeges, or the most important battles." * To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose...
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Daring and Heroic Deeds of American Women: Comprising Thrilling Examples of ...

John Frost - Frontier and pioneer life - 1860 - 348 pages
...achievements that man's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but often an action of small note, or short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's...the greatest sieges or the most important battles." And so it is, in some sort, with the history of a people or a nation. The experiences, the sufferings,...
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