Samuel Johnson Quote

To scatter praise or blame without regard to justice is to destroy the distinction of good and evil. Many have no other test of actions than general opinion; and all are so far influenced by a sense of reputation that they are often restrained by fear of reproach, and excited by hope of honour, when other principles have lost their power.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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To scatter praise or blame without regard to justice is to destroy the distinction of good and evil. Many have no other test of actions than general...

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To scatter praise or blame without regard to justice is to destroy the distinction of good and evil. Many have no other test of actions than general...

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To scatter praise or blame without regard to justice is to destroy the distinction of good and evil. Many have no other test of actions than general...

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To scatter praise or blame without regard to justice is to destroy the distinction of good and evil. Many have no other test of actions than general...