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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.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1888
...Trapara^eis at fiJeyumU, xal iro\iop\ia tro\f<av. " 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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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1888
...' Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievement that men s virtue or vices may be Itest discerned ; but very often an action of small note,...the greatest sieges or the most important battles.' It is hardly necessary to add that there is no more interesting department of literature than biography,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...itruirjocv fia\\ov f; lj.a^ai uvpiovucpai, Trapara^tic a! ucyiarat, Kal TTO\topKla jnJXtwv : " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." 2 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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...iTrvirjatv fjia.\\ov 11 fia^ai /jLvptovtKpot, irapard&tf at fiiyiarai, Kai iroXiopKia Tri\twv -. " Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that...the greatest sieges, or the most important battles." 2 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 of Romulus, Lycurgus, Solon ... and Others and His ...

Plutarch - 1889
...always in the most- distinguished achievements that men's virtues or vices may be best discerned ; but often an action of small note, a short saying, or...the greatest sieges or the most important battles. Therefore, as painters in their portraits labor the likeness in the face, and particularly about the...
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A History of Greek Literature

Thomas Sergeant Perry - Greek literature - 1890 - 877 pages
...rather in a short summary, because he was writing not histories, but lives. " Nor is it," he goes on, " 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 ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - English literature - 1890 - 526 pages
...аЛЛо ц fat,%o4 fuciӥtxpQt> jTO(utTu ai (yiffrai, xe i -re/wy. " Nor is it onversation, and gracious behaviour. He said to Mr....Sir, they may talk of the king as they will ; but he * To this may be added the sentiments of the very man whose life I am about to exhibit. " The business...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 2

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1891
...Boswell : ' Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievement that men s virtues or vices may IKJ best discerned ; but very often an action of small...the greatest sieges or the most important battles.' It is hardl.v necessary to add that there is no more interesting department of literature than biography,...
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Life and Sermons of Jonathan Allen . .

Abigail Ann Allen - College teachers - 1894 - 404 pages
...power. Plutarch well says, "It is not always in the most distinguished achievements that men's natures may be best discerned ; but very often an action of...the greatest sieges or the most important battles." The world needs those whose culture has given them back to themselves, awakened, strengthened, and...
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The Mogul Emperors of Hindustan, A.D. 1389- A.D. 1707

Edward Singleton Holden - India - 1895 - 365 pages
...MOGUL EMPERORS OF HINDUSTAN AD IJ98-AD 1707 EDWARD S:Tltf OLDEN, LL.D. O/ten an action of small nott, a short saying or a jest, shall distinguish a person's real character more than the greatest JlVfM.— PLUTARCH. NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 461 COPYRIGHT, 1895, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS...
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