You cannot spend money in luxury without doing good to the poor. Nay you do more good to them by spending it in luxury than by giving it, for by spending it in luxury you make them exert industry whereas by giving it you keep them idle.
Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
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