Samuel Johnson Quote
But the distant hope of being one day useful or eminent ought not to mislead us too far from that study which is equally requisite to the great and mean, to the celebrated and obscure; the art of moderating the desires, of repressing the appetites; and of conciliating or retaining the favour of mankind.
THE RAMBLER. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. IN THREE VOLUMES. (ed. 1800)