"As Dr Johnson said, 'People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.'"


Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-84) was a famous English writer and lexicographer. The quote referenced here (which originally read, "Men more frequently require to be reminded than informed") came from the Saturday, March 24, 1750, issue of his biweekly periodical, The Rambler, which he published from 1750 to 1752.