Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quote of the Day (Max Beerbohm, on Fame and Posterity)

“Every man illustrious in his day, however much he may be gratified by his fame, looks with an eager eye to posterity for a continuance of past favors, and would even live the remainder of his life in obscurity if by so doing he could insure that future generations would preserve a correct attitude towards him forever.” —English essayist-caricaturist Max Beerbohm (1872-1956), “A Clergyman,” in The Oxford Book of Essays, edited by John Gross (1991)

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