Quotations The Best Quotes About Dictionary  

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At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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SohaElgammal added Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. This is the first step towards becoming either estimable or agreeable; and until it be taken there is no hope. The sooner the discovery is made the better, as there is more time and power for taking advantage of it. Sometimes the great truth is found out too late to apply to it any effectual remedy. Sometimes it is never found at all; and these form the desperate and inveterate causes of folly, self-conceit, and impertinence. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. Samuel Johnson

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Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to be quite true. Samuel Johnson

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Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few. Samuel Johnson

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SohaElgammal added I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness. Queen Victoria

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Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similes (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time). Ernest Hemingway