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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Imlac, in The History of Rasselas, ch. 8 (1759).
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