Selected Quotes of James Boswell

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
   James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1791
Scottish author & biographer (1740 - 1795)

I have found you an argument; I am not obliged to find you an understanding.
   James Boswell
   Scottish author & biographer (1740 - 1795)

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