Monday, October 24, 2016

Leisure II

"Whoever is not in the possession of leisure can hardly be said to possess independence. They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. True Work is the necessity of poor humanity's earthly condition. The dignity is in leisure. Besides, 99 hundreths of all the work done in the world is either foolish and unnecessary, or harmful and wicked."
--Herman Melville,
Letter to Catherine G. Lansing (September 5, 1877)


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