Alec Nevala-Lee

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“Be not solitary, be not idle”

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The great direction which Burton has left to men disordered like you, is this, Be not solitary; be not idle: which I would thus modify;—If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

Samuel Johnson, in a letter to James Boswell

Written by nevalalee

August 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

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