Thursday, March 31, 2011

Great advice

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

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

(Anyone think of the Gilligan Island episode where they produced Hamlet?)


CarolynM said...

Neither a borrower nor a lender be!
Do not forget --
Stay out of debt!
There's just one other thing
You ought to do....
To thine own self be true!

Now I'm going to have Thurston Howell's voice stuck in my head until I fall asleep tonight...

Henry Cate said...

Yeah, that is exactly the song I was thinking of.

It is a bummer that it isn't up on Youtube. I've found it once or twice, but it gets removed.