Sunday, October 25, 2009

concomitants of failure

Sunday, October 25, 2009

“It has always seemed strange to me,” said Doc. “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 love the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”

~ John Steinbeck, Cannery Row, 1945

 
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