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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 874 pages
...| tiat men's virtues or vices may be best dis- j cerned ; but very often an action of small note, j a short saying, or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest Beges, or the most important battles." • To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose...
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The life, times and correspondence of ... dr. Doyle, Volume 1

William John Fitzpatrick - 1861
...too successfully laboured to conceal. Plutarch, the prince of ancient biographers, tells us, that " very often an action of small note, a short saying,...the greatest sieges or the most important battles." And Rousseau, speaking of the value of small anecdotes and slight touchings in biography, observes...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874
...irapaTOŁ«S 01 pcyurnu, «ai iroXiop^"1 iroXtwi'. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished atchievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned...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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Hand-book of Punctuation: With Instructions for Capitalization, Letter ...

William Johnson Cocker - English language - 1878 - 127 pages
...opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long." — Dryden. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." — Plutarch. RULE II. Expressions Complete in Themselves. — Short expressions, complete in themselves...
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Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine, Volume 4

Charles Force Deems - 1878
...it always in the most distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be discerned : but often an action of small note, a short saying, or...the greatest sieges or the most important battles. — Plutarch. A i, r, confidence which is not absolute and entire is dangerous. There are a few occasions...
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The Reformed Church record, Volume 1

Reformed episcopal Church of England - 1881
...month. REAL CHARACTER. — It is not always in the most distinguished achievement that men's virtues may be best discerned, but very often an action of...distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest sayings or the most important battles. — Plutarch. T SUSTENTATION FUND. HE Treasurer acknowledges...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884 - 2221 pages
...t/upaaiv fiOou; firoiwcv /uoAXov rj pdxau /ui/piovexp, f di ptyivTtu, xai notoopxia Kotew : " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...more than the greatest sieges, or the most important battles."3 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., and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1885
...al (J-ey1a-ra1, KOI TroX1opxia troXeuv. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished atchievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned;...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." i To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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Lives [select] Translated from the Greek: With Notes

Plutarch - 1886
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1887
...and Countess of Jersey. letters which show us the man. His WRIGHT. may 32 Dr. Johnson on biography. may be best discerned * but very often an action of...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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