June 06, 2004

John Steinbeck

"The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."

-- John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)

Posted by jackhodgson at June 6, 2004 09:06 PM