Samuel Johnson Quote
There is a certain race of men that either imagine it their duty, or make it their amusement, to hinder the reception of every work of learning or genius, who stand as sentinels in the avenues of fame, and value themselves upon giving Ignorance and Envy the first notice of a prey.
THE RAMBLER. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D. IN THREE VOLUMES. (ed. 1800)