Quotation by Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, July 14, 1763 (1791).

Johnson continued, however, by prescribing that, "A young man should read five hours in a day, and so may acquire a great deal of knowledge."
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