"If pleasure was ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 2, eds. W.J. Bate, John M. Bullitt, and L.F. Powell (1963). The Idler, no. 89, Universal Chronicle (London, December 29, 1759).