Friday, May 30, 2008

"Though riches often prompt extravagant hopes and fallacious appearances, there are purposes to which a wise man may be delighted to apply them. They may, by a rational distribution to those who want them, ease the pains of helpless disease, still the throbs of restless anxiety, relieve innocence from oppression, and raise imbecility to cheerfulness and vigor. This they will enable a man to perform; and this they will afford the only happiness ordained for our present state, the consequences of divine favour, and the hope of future rewards."

Samuel Johnson - Painting by Blair Leighton

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