Samuel Johnson quote about work from The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
 Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia (1759). copy citation

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“Whatever be the consequence of my experiment, I am resolved to judge with mine own eyes of the various conditions of men, and then to make deliberately my choice of life.»
«I am afraid,» said Imlac, «you are hindered by stronger restraints than my persuasions; yet, if your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.»
CHAPTER XIII RASSELAS DISCOVERS THE MEANS OF ESCAPE. The Prince now dismissed his favourite to rest; but the narrative of wonders and novelties filled his mind with perturbation. He revolved all that he had heard, and prepared innumerable questions for the morning.” source

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