Archive for October 17th, 2012

2012

democracy & discipline

…where the principles of democracy so universally prevail, where so great an equality and so thorough a leveling spirit predominates, either no discipline can be established, or he who attempts it must become odious and detestable, a position which no one will choose.

Joseph Reed, letter to his wife, quoted in David McCullough’s 1776 (1776)

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2012

how

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Anne Dillard, The Writing Life (1989)

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