Quote by Samuel Johnson
As all error is meanness, it is incumbent on every man who consults his own dignity, to retract it as soon as he discovers it
This quote emphasizes that it is important for individuals to acknowledge and rectify their mistakes promptly. It suggests that any error or wrongdoing reflects a lack of moral character and decency. Therefore, in order to uphold one's sense of self-worth and integrity, one must readily admit and correct their errors as soon as they become aware of them. The quote highlights the value of personal accountability and the responsibility we all have to maintain our dignity.
There is only one thing that arouses animals more than pleasure, and that is pain. Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions. Everything you have heard told, everything you have read returns to your mind, as if you were being transported, not toward heaven, but toward hell. Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because a bond (this, truly, diabolical) is established between you and him.
I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.