Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PIERCINGNESS & more

My Word of the Day

PIERCINGNESS (PIE’RCINGNESS) n.s.[from piercing.]Power of piercing.

We contemplate the vast reach and compass of our understanding, the prodigious quickness and piercingness of its thought. Derham’s Physico-Theology.

Recent references to PIERCINGNESS on Twitter

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@avermeule “In English, American was used especially for people in the British America. Samuel Johnson, the leading English le… https://t.co/UtTF3TI8BN

@RedSoxMVP "We Have a Crisis of Democracy"

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity… https://t.co/VaIkoDvMAB

@Oklahoma__City_ Many things difficult to design prove easy to performance. -Samuel Johnson

@MrBrandreth "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."

-Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBProudFanAko

@ricsl1600 Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBProudFanAko

@mikskoljers "The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see the… https://t.co/TZaAA8wvwb

@DarleneCypser @stretchmonkey @zythophiliac @samuelpepys There was no standardized spelling before Samuel Johnson’s dictionary. Le… https://t.co/QRHhYKEDAu

@mekansara I changed my DP after I came across this tweet.

(The DP is of Samuel Johnson who was reading Nehru’s "Glimpses of… https://t.co/TwORK5CYzE

@MashUpStanleyT We seldom learn the true want of what we have till it is discovered that we can have no more." – Samuel Johnson

@Your_mindSpeak "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

@camhardy513 Good morning!

"Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." ―Samuel Johnson

@BettingMayhem Philosopher, multiple ailments, surprised anyone liked him…

Samuel Johnson or @mikeparry8 😂

@Iromg @TwoMikesOTR

@AmazingHealtha 1826 4vol The Life of Samuel Johnson James Boswell Pickering Edition https://t.co/4uQiPxkD9V https://t.co/52oXpPSO0R

@2DayArt 1835 10 Vols The LIFE of Samuel JOHNSON by BOSWELL https://t.co/4PqMzHsP1Z https://t.co/u01iRrpOnD

@uk_coins 2005 50P COIN RARE SIR SAMUEL JOHNSON’S DICTIONARY FIFTY PENCE Piece X5 Coins https://t.co/2xULFHxQaE

@hwbeing The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Samuel Johnson

@AccidentLwysOH 1835 10 Vols The LIFE of Samuel JOHNSON by BOSWELL https://t.co/x8cde3dDI7 https://t.co/Dc5gtKOc9j

@RealHigg "He who has money to spare has it always in him power to benefit others: and of such power a good man must always b… https://t.co/dKfbsvuhrf

@montenegro_emil #ALDUBProudFanAko 😘 @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @sherrypie18 @ALDUBThess16 @xanria_018 I nev… https://t.co/VX66r6Kjln

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