Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, ed. George Birkbeck Hill, pp. 251-2 (1891). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).