Friday, January 8, 2016

Without hope

Samuel Johnson via Anecdotal Evidence:
Stove quotes from The Rambler #69, a reliable antidote to all that AARP-inspired rubbish about the Golden Years:
“He that grows old without religious hopes, as he declines into imbecility, and feels pains and sorrows incessantly crowding upon him, falls into a gulf of bottomless misery, in which every reflection must plunge him deeper, and where he finds only new gradations of anguish and precipices of horror.”