Tuesday, February 05, 2019



A.L. Rowse (1903-1997), The English Spirit: Essays in Literature and History, rev. ed. (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1966), p. 17:
Any fool can criticise; but can he do the job? The world is full of people standing on the side-lines, offering their invaluable advice; but can they run a railway and create a great institution, manage a bank or a factory, or govern a country; can they paint the picture they talk so glibly about, or even write the book?

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