Samuel Johnson Quote

Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always willingly cooperate; and therefore you will rarely meet one who does not think the lot of his neighbor better than his own.


The reader's Johnson: a representative selection from his writings (ed. 1940)

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Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always...

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Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always...

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Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always...

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Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always...