Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

"For in all countries, in proportion as the love of virtue diminishes, we find the love of talents to increase."

(the anonymous 1841 author of Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World, discussing the women of Ancient Rome - "During upwards of six hundred years, the virtues had been found sufficient to please. They now found it necessary to call in the accomplishments.")


UPDATE - I forgot Glubb Pasha :

"The heroes of declining nations are always the same—the athlete, the singer or the actor. "

6 comments:

moriarty said...

I wonder what the author would say comes after the love of talents? You don't see much of that these days, let alone virtue.

Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

Don't know much about feminine stuff

However perhaps of more intrinsic interest here is Livy

"I hope my passion for Rome's past has not impaired my judgement, for I do honestly believe that no country has ever been greater or purer than ours or richer in good citizens and moble deeds; none has been so free for so many generations from the vices of avarice and luxury......"

So when are the proscription lists for banksters and Guardian liberals going to be nailed up?

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Sgt Troy 11th Dragoons said...

Don't know much about feminine stuff XX

Only one thing TO know;

Lump of lard in dungarees,U.S Marine boot camp hair cut, dragging a welder with one hand and a pitbull with the other may NOT apprieciate "Get yer tits out fer the lads!!"

There, "Feminism" in one lesson.

Anonymous said...

FT: "Lump of lard in dungarees, "

What sane man would say that to such a creature?

Furor Teutonicus said...

Worse still, it MAY do.

You would never see a Polish building worker again.

JuliaM said...

A very happy new year to you!