Wednesday, August 25, 2010


The Rambler to the Gambler

Samuel Johnson, The Rambler 181 (Tuesday, December 10, 1751):
Rouse from this lazy dream of fortuitous riches, which, if obtained, you could scarcely have enjoyed, because they could confer no consciousness of desert; return to rational and manly industry, and consider the mere gift of luck as below the care of a wise man.

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