Licenciosidades

Qualquer bocadinho acrescenta, disse o rato, e mijou no mar.

"Não é da bondade do homem do talho, do cervejeiro ou do padeiro que podemos esperar o nosso jantar, mas da consideração em que eles têm o seu próprio interesse. Apelamos, não para a sua humanidade, mas para o seu egoísmo, e nunca lhes falamos das nossas necessidades, mas das suas vantagens"

Adam Smith (1776), Riqueza das Nações

segunda-feira, agosto 22, 2005

Excertos da obra


Why, my dear Basil, he is a Narcissus, and you - well, of course, you have an intellectual expression, and all of that. But beauty, real beauty, ends where an intelectual expression begins. Intelect is in itself a mode of exaggeration, and destroys the harmony of any face. The moment one sits down to think, one becomes all nose, or all forehead, or something horrid. Look at the successful men in any of he learned professions. How perfectly hideous they are! Except, of course, in the church. But then in the church they don't think. A bishop keeps on saying at the age of eighty what he was told to say when he was a boy of eighteen, and as a natural consequence he always looks absolutely delightful.

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