Sir, all the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, shew it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people labouring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
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In James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
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