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15 Sep 2015

The Neglected Virtue

Posted by Oblivion in Design / Typography | 7:45pm

"Everyone knows the story of the traveler in Naples who saw twelve beggars lying in the sun (it was before the days of Mussolini), and offered a lira to the laziest of them. Eleven of them jumped up to claim it, so he gave it to the twelfth. this traveler was on the right lines. But in countries which do not enjoy Mediterranean sunshine idleness is more difficult, and a great public propaganda will be required to inaugurate it. I hope that, after reading the following pages, the leaders of the YMCA will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain." 

― Russell, Bertrand / In Praise of Idleness

In Praise of Idleness

1 Comments | "The Neglected Virtue" »

  1. By Aran:

    4 Oct 2015, 7:55am [ Reply ]

    There have been posts on this blog for over 11 years. Just... kudos.

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