Sunday, January 09, 2011

A short note from Poor Richard 

Surfing through some of the lesser-known proverbs of Poor Richard, I stumbled across this:

Blame-all and Praise-all are two blockheads.

First, as true today as in 1734. Second, who knew that Benjamin Franklin used the word "blockhead," which -- along with "bonehead" -- is one of my favorite condemnations.


By Blogger Hal Dall, MD, at Mon Jan 10, 03:20:00 PM:

More which show nothing ever changes (in Gov't):

The King’s cheese is half wasted in parings: But no matter, ’tis made of the peoples milk.

The good Paymaster is Lord of another man’s Purse.  

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