Monday, June 9, 2008

Quotes: Employment. Enemies. England. Entertainment. Envy. Equaltiy.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Employment 113 People should reach the peak in their performance early in their careers and then move into less stressful jobs as they grow older. "Perhaps a man should reach his peak of responsibility very early in his career and then expect to be moved downward or outward into simpler, more relaxing kinds of jobs." Toffler, Future Shock.

Enemies 137 "Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes." Antisthenes. 5th – 4th centuries BC. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Enemies 101 "Always forgive your enemies—nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde. Portable Curmudgeon.

England 90 "England is the most class-ridden country under the sun…a land of snobbery and privilege, ruled largely by the old and silly." George Orwell. Portable Curmudgeon.

Entertainment 478 Professional entertainment is based on audience reaction. "Organized entertainment rests on a pseudo-science of audience-reaction…." Robert Graves. “The Case for Xanthippe [Plato’s shrewish wife].” 1960. Gross, ed. Essays.

Envy 143 "We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn’t wish to be." Jean Rostand. 1931. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

1. Equality 118 We want equality only with our superiors. "What makes equality such a difficult business is that we only want it with our superiors." Henry Becque. 1890. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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