Samuel Johnson on Gordon Haber*

by Gordon Haber


Imagine what he did to a steak. Painting by Joshua Reynolds. Image via Wikipedia.


On Adjunctivitis:

To be sure a man, who has enough without teaching, will probably not teach; for we would all be idle if we could.

On False Economies:

It is not in the showy evolutions of buildings, but in the multiplicity of human habitations which are crouded together, that the wonderful immensity of London consists.

* Okay, so I made that up. It’s just that Boswell’s Johnson is my bedside reading and I liked these quotations.

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