Quotation by Samuel Johnson

It is, indeed, at home that every man must be known by those who would make a just estimate either of his virtue or felicity; for smiles and embroidery are alike occasional, and the mind is often dressed for show in painted honour, and fictitious benevolence.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, Yale Edition, vol. 3, eds. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, November 10, 1750), no. 68.
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