Quotation by Samuel Johnson

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Rambler, no. 106 (London, March 23, 1751), repr. in Works of Samuel Johnson, Yale Edition, vol. 4, eds. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969).
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