Quote of the Day – Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, as quoted in Francine Prose’s marvellous: Reading Like A Writer.

It has been observed in all ages that the advantages of nature or of fortune have contributed very little to the promotion of happiness; and that those whom the splendour of their rank, or the extent of their capacity, have placed upon the summits of human life, have not often given any just occasion to envy in those who look up to them from a lower station…

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