Samuel Johnson Quote

There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual equipoise, and the mind fluctuates between different purposes without determination.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual...

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There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual...

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There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual...

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There is no temper more unpropitious to interest than desultory application and unlimited inquiry, by which the desires are held in a perpetual...