Samuel Johnson Quote

It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for abstracted devotion should not be encouraged.


James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) February 1766

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It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for...

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It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for...

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It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for...

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It is our first duty to serve society, and, after we have done that, we may attend wholly to the salvation of our own souls. A youthful passion for...