Sunday, 22 January 2012

Johnson on trades

No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar if grammarians discuss them.
Samuel Johnson

Or economists, scientists, engineers, accountants, statisticians, lawyers, politicians, bishops...


Sam Vega said...

And if they are discussed by "special advisers" and Directors of Corporate Affairs at Carlton Communications? What then, I wonder?

A K Haart said...

SV then the rights of nations sink into questions of political advantage - "sink" being the key word.