"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Greatest Nineteenth-Century American? Pete Seeger.
Can you think of another man who acted on his principles decade after decade on so many of the big issues of the times?
I can't think of anyone from the 19th century who lasted so long and was so important so long. No politican, for sure. Maybe Mark Twain?
Anyone from the 18th century? Benjamin Franklin?