Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Hunger is never delicate; they who are seldom gorged to the full with praise may be safely fed with gross compliments, for the appetite must be satisfied before it is disgusted.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 5, ed. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, Jan. 21, 1752), no. 193.