"I deny the ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him. You have no business with consequences; you are to tell the truth.

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. (Originally published 1791). Boswell's Life of Johnson, June 13, 1784, pp. 1301-02, Oxford University Press (1980).