Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: OPINION & more

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OPINION (OPI’NION) n.s.[opinion, Fr. opinio, Lat.]1. Perswasion of the mind, without proof or certain knowledge.

Opinion is a light, vain, crude and imperfect thing, settled in the imagination, but never arriving at the understanding, there to obtain the tincture of reason. Ben. Johnson.

Opinion is, when the assent of the understanding is so far gained by evidence of probability, that it rather inclines to one perswasion than to another, yet not altogether without a mixture of incertainty or doubting. Hale.

Stiff in opinion, ever in the wrong. Dryden.

Blest be the princes who have fought For pompous names, or wide dominion, Since by their error we are taught, That happiness is but opinion. Prior.2. Sentiments; judgment; notion.

Can they make it out against the common sense and opinion of all mankind, that there is no such thing as a future state of misery for such as have lived ill here. South.

Charity itself commands us, where we know no ill, to think well of all; but friendship, that always goes a pitch higher, gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend. South’s Sermons.

We may allow this to be his opinion concerning heirs, that where there are divers children the eldest son has the right to be heir. Locke.

Philosophers are of opinion, that infinite space is possessed by God’s infinite omnipresence. Locke.

I shall conclude my paper with a story out of Boccalini, which sufficiently shews us the opinion that judicious author entertained of the sort of critics I have been here mentioning. Addison’s Spectator, No. 291.3. Favourable judgment.

In actions of arms small matters are of great moment, especially when they serve to raise an opinion of commanders. Hayward.

Howsoever I have no opinion of those things; yet so much I conceive to be true, that strong imagination hath more force upon things living, than things merely inanimate. Bacon.

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@epmac America should follow military lead and move beyond ‘he said, she said’ in Kavanaugh case https://t.co/bwWan13RsE v… https://t.co/0cRd4YihbY

@stephendpalley @CantHardyWait @prestonjbyrne You can’t assault a member of congress any more than you can assault a non member of… https://t.co/4rrXT5FibE

@SeeMeeSeeYou01 @pihu097 Not talking about you.. But why shouldn’t I tweet my opinion?? You seem fine with some other ppl tweeting… https://t.co/9y8cIf7ysX

@SalAlbaneseNYC Opinion | An Injudicious Man, Unfit for the Supreme Court – The New York Times ⁦@NYTimesCohen⁩ weighs in! https://t.co/CAFImw2pdE

@akitasan @Lawrence @janie_music @TheLastWord @SenFlakeStaff @JeffFlake BUT why are these congressmen so removed from public… https://t.co/ciZOVvnqcg

@Blqchns @azitse @oyestephen @channelstv Well, that’s your opinion, and you’re entitled to it.

@caseysdream An Injudicious Man, Unfit for the Supreme Court https://t.co/Ztii1PV7Qg

@MOReganIT Brett Kavanaugh and the US judiciary via @IrishTimes https://t.co/MaTVUwxfbc

@caboo14 So true. https://t.co/4vZEOET6cu

@bikalshakya29 The Turn We Deserve. @WWE

Opinion: The Shield Will Fall On Their Own Swords https://t.co/qMMH4kcKss via @sportskeeda

@restructures @chrislhayes Ah yes, the never-ending legitimacy crisis. https://t.co/k6Hozw3Y4C https://t.co/T9SokzvmdV

@mroutman Lindsay Graham attached himself to John McCain and now Donald Trump for one reason(in my opinion). People who feel… https://t.co/84XNxouLTM

@SGTMattwolf @KamalaHarris Suicide Kamela is your best bet, this country doesn’t need your brainless opinion. STFU. FROM A FUCKING SOLDIER.

@KhaliphBey @Darlene35084473 @Dena81 @Seajay603 @ezraklein @chrislhayes @rtraister lol he is dancing with karma, touche’ ass h… https://t.co/akm8T2wsXh

@atlantismotorcb @BradSwitzer4 @charliekirk11 End of America= End of the world in my opinion. The days of coming up with new ideas a… https://t.co/DbLeEiAz1U

@Imsouthern My absolute favorite is the "second" place artwork. It is a "first" place, in my opinion…wow!! 😊 Our young peop… https://t.co/w0JNzuzI5f

@rsamuels Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune). https://t.co/co1hgpeEuG

@ida_bryson I find it quite funny that every time I tweet a lot, the sad little people that cant shut me up start yelling "BOT… https://t.co/bw820bnNDq

@newsbusters "All the Opinion That’s Fit to Print," starring Brian Stelter and three Trump-haters at the New York Times. Sarcast… https://t.co/Vk9ea1kKyX

@amyyerr my roomate and I talked about our past relationship and we have the same opinion abt most of things. interesting

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@welfordwrites #quote I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. Samuel Johnson

@JayeDumdei The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. -Samuel Johnson

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@LeComteDArgent A lot of the culture I’m surrounded with is similar to a lot of 18th century practices. 18th century writers in Eng… https://t.co/vc3j9txXWT

@HealthyTipsMsgs Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. – Dr. Samuel Johnson

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@FollowMeToo3 Your aspirations are your possibilities. – Samuel Johnson

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

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