Samuel Johnson Quote

It is generally allowed, that no man ever found the happiness of possession proportionate to that expectation which incited his desire, and invigorated his pursuit; nor has any man found the evils of life so formidable in reality, as they were described to him by his own imagination; every species of distress brings with it some peculiar supports, some unforeseen means of resisting, or powers of enduring.


THE RAMBLER. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. IN THREE VOLUMES. (ed. 1800)

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It is generally allowed, that no man ever found the happiness of possession proportionate to that expectation which incited his desire, and...