|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Samuel Johnson (17091784)|
|QUOTATION:||Sir, I think all Christians, whether Papists or Protestants, agree in the essential articles, and that their differences are trivial, and rather political than religious. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Life of Johnson (Boswell). 2 Vol. ii. Chap. v. 1763.|
I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no, nor the language the actor spoke, nor the religion which they professed,whether Arab in the desert, or Frenchman in the Academy. I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion of well-doing and daring.Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Preacher. Lectures and Biographical Sketches, p. 215. [back]
From the London edition, 10 volumes, 1835.
Dr. Johnson, it is said, when he first heard of Boswells intention to write a life of him, announced, with decision enough, that if he thought Boswell really meant to write his life he would prevent it by taking Boswells!Thomas Carlyle: Miscellanies, Jean Paul Frederic Richter. [back]