Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Daily Dose

From Miscellanies, by Edward Fitzgerald


"Few books are duller than books of Aphorisms and Apophthegms.  A Jest-book is, proverbially no joke; a Wit-book, perhaps, worse; but dullest of all, probably, is the Moral-book, which this little volumes pretends to be.  So with men: the Jester, the Wit, the Moralist, each wearisome in proportion as each deals exclusively in his own commodity.  'Too much of one thing,' says Fuller, 'is good for nothing.'"

From Preface to Polonius

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