Literature

What Shall We Do with Our Lives?

Boswell’s Life of Johnson is probably the most famous biography ever written. James Boswell spent over twenty years on it, although scholars have calculated that he and Samuel Johnson spent no more than 270 days in each other’s company. But Boswell turned Johnson into a household name known to millions who never read his books. Johnson is still famous for his forthright, often blunt opinions. For example: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” “No man but a blockhead ever wrote but for money.” “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having…

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