Samuel Johnson Quote

Every man, however hopeless his pretensions may appear, has some project by which he hopes to rise to reputation; some art by which he imagines that the attention of the world will be attracted; some quality, good or bad, which discriminates him from the common herd of mortals, and by which others may be persuaded to love, or compelled to fear him.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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Every man, however hopeless his pretensions may appear, has some project by which he hopes to rise to reputation; some art by which he imagines that...

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Every man, however hopeless his pretensions may appear, has some project by which he hopes to rise to reputation; some art by which he imagines that...

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Every man, however hopeless his pretensions may appear, has some project by which he hopes to rise to reputation; some art by which he imagines that...

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Every man, however hopeless his pretensions may appear, has some project by which he hopes to rise to reputation; some art by which he imagines that...