Quotation by Samuel Johnson

A short letter to a distant friend is, in my opinion, an insult like that of a slight bow or cursory salutation—a proof of unwillingness to do much, even where there is a necessity of doing something.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Letter, June 10, 1761. Published in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).
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