Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English author, Anglican, and political conservative. Posthumously diagnosed with Tourette syndrome (TS), Johnson was a man who confused and befuddled those who did not know him well. He was a celebrity during his time and wrote a very important dictionary of the English language.
It is better to live rich, than to die rich.
- Samuel Johnson1
The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol III, April 17, 1778 [↩]
A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments