Saturday, January 04, 2014


The Action of an Incorrigible Idiot

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), "Solon and Peisistratus," Imaginary Conversations (Solon speaks):
Not to possess what is good is a misfortune; to throw it away is a folly: but to change what we know hath served us, and would serve us still, for what never has and never can; for what on the contrary hath always been pernicious to the holder,—is the action of an incorrigible idiot.

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