A few excellent Samuel Johnson quotes

Samuel Johnson

Happy birthday to Samuel Johnson, born on this date in 1709. Johnson is one of the most-quoted authors in the English language, thanks to his biographer, James Boswell. Here are a few of my favorites:

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.

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