Samuel Johnson Quote

Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees allotted to the rest of the world; and, whatever apparent disadvantages he may suffer in the comparison with others, he has some invisible distinctions, some latent reserve of excellence, which he throws into the balance, and by which he generally fancies that it is turned in his favour.


The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Rambler (ed. 1787)

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Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees...

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Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees...

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Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees...

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Every man is prompted by the love of himself to imagine that he possesses some qualities, superior, either in kind or degree, to those which he sees...