Sunday, July 23, 2017

Not That I Ever Indulge in Despair About the Future

This was my motto in the Seventies. Posted it on my dorm wall. From "Reginald on House-Parties" by Saki:
"Not that I ever indulge in despair about the Future; there always have been men who have gone about despairing of the Future, and when the Future arrives it says nice, superior things about their having acted according to their lights. It is dreadful to think that other people's grandchildren may one day rise up and call one amiable.

There are moments when one sympathises with Herod."

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