Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daily Dose

From Miscellanies, by Augustine Birrell


"It is given but to half a dozen men in a century really to teach their grown-up contemporaries, whilst to inflame them by oratory is happily the province of a very few, but to bore them well nigh to extinction is within the scope of most men's powers."

From Is it Possible to Tell a Good Book from a Bad One?

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