Quote of the Day 4-5-15 (Samuel Johnson)

Posted: April 5, 2015 in Journalism
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“Among the casualties of war may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages. A peace will equally leave the warrior and the relater of wars destitute of employment; and I know not whether more is to be dreaded from streets filled with soldiers accustomed to plunder, or from garrets filled with scribblers accustomed to lie.”

–Samuel Johnson, Lives of the English Poets

Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations

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