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453. Conviviality; Good Humor
"There are few doors through which liberality, joined with good humor, cannot find its way."
Johnson: Rasselas [Narrator]
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798. Arrogance; Good Humor
"Without good humour, learning and bravery can only confer that superiority which swells the heart of the lion in the desert, where he roars without reply, and ravages without resistance. Without good humour virtue may awe by its dignity and amaze by its brightness, but must always be viewed at a distance, and will scarcely gain a friend or attract an imitator."
Johnson: Rambler #72 (November 24, 1750)

1,115. Conviviality; Good Humor
"In things which are not immediately subject to religious or moral consideration, it is dangerous to be too long or too rigidly in the right."
Johnson: Rambler #112 (April 13, 1751)

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