[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
"In the present century we have amassed a formidable list of 'rights' never heard of before. I think it is true to say that only an inferior person has rights. When you hear a person talking about his rights, you may be sure he is trying to gain by dint of shouting something which he lacks (or had and lost) by reason of some culpable deficiency in himself. You never hear successful men talking about their rights."
Posted by Daniel on 08.19.2008
- Per page: