Quote of the Day

It was strange to Old Robert that he, who knew so much more than his neighbors, who had pondered so endlessly, should be not even a good farmer. Sometimes he imagined he understood too many things ever to do anything well.

— John Steinbeck, “Cup of Gold”

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day”

  1. Robert Browning, taking the other side in A Grammarian's Funeral:

    That low man seeks a little thing to do,
    Sees it and does it:
    This high man, with a great thing to pursue,
    Dies ere he knows it.
    That low man goes on adding one to one,
    His hundred's soon hit:
    This high man, aiming at a million,
    Misses an unit.

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