Friday, September 11, 2015

Quote of the Day (Samuel Johnson, on What ‘Human Hearts Endure’)

“How small, of all that human hearts endure,
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.” -- Samuel Johnson’s (originally anonymous) contribution to Oliver Goldsmith, “The Traveller, or, A Prospect of Society, A Poem” (1765)

(Portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds.)

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