Samuel Johnson Quote

It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the forbearance of some immediate gratification.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes.. (ed. 1784)

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It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the...

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It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the...

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It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the...

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It may be observed in general that the future is purchased by the present. It is not possible to secure distant or permanent happiness but by the...