Samuel Johnson Quote

In writing, as in life, faults are endured without disgust when they are associated with transcendent merit, and may be sometimes recommended to weak judgments by the lustre which they obtain from their union with excellence; but it is the business of those who presume to superintend the taste or morals of mankind to separate delusive combinations, and distinguish that which may be praised from that which can only be excused.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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In writing, as in life, faults are endured without disgust when they are associated with transcendent merit, and may be sometimes recommended to weak ...

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In writing, as in life, faults are endured without disgust when they are associated with transcendent merit, and may be sometimes recommended to weak ...

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In writing, as in life, faults are endured without disgust when they are associated with transcendent merit, and may be sometimes recommended to weak ...

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In writing, as in life, faults are endured without disgust when they are associated with transcendent merit, and may be sometimes recommended to weak ...