Thursday, December 20, 2007

"being useful"

Every man, from the highest to the lowest station, ought to warm his heart and animate his endeavours with the hopes of being useful to the world, by advancing the art which it is his lot to exercise; and for that end he must necessarily consider the whole extent of its application, and the whole weight of its importance."
Johnson: Rambler #9 (April 17, 1750)

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