Samuel Johnson Quote

As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall not be soon thrown down from his elevation by criticism or caprice, the common interest of learning requires that her sons should cease from intestine hostilities, and, instead of sacrificing each other to malice and contempt, endeavour to avert persecution from the meanest of their fraternity.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall...

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As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall...

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As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall...

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As every writer has his use, every writer ought to have his patrons; and since no man, however high he may now stand, can be certain that he shall...