Friday, April 09, 2010

A great enemy of human happiness

From Dan Galvin's Thought For The Day mailing list:

Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Letter, December 7, 1782, to James Boswell. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).

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