Monday, 25 July 2016

Wished away

Some do honour to their post, with others ’tis the other way. It is no great gain if a poor successor makes the predecessor seem good, for this does not imply that the one is missed, but that the other is wished away.

Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)


James Higham said...

Nothing new under the sun or Westminster ceiling.

A K Haart said...

James - new means heads above the parapet. Can't go there.

Demetrius said...

Wow, hasn't Miliband aged quickly.

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - his bother now calls him "Dad".