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Sunday Snark

I was cleaning up, going through old papers, when I found this email that had been sent to me:

You can get in a lot of trouble saying simple (true) things in such a way as they cannot be misunderstood.  Shame on you.  I thought people with graduate degrees all knew better than to be clear, concise, and to the point.

Phriday Filosophy

“The curse of every ancient civilization was that its men in the end became unable to fight. Materialism, luxury, safety, even sometimes an almost modern sentimentality, weakened the fibre of each civilized race in turn; each became in the end a nation of pacifists, and then each was trodden under foot by some ruder people that had kept the virile fighting power the lack of which makes all other virtues useless and sometimes even harmful.”

— President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (can’t find a specific attribution)

Reminds me of this prior Phriday Filosophy.