“…there the people have learned the lesson of trying too hard for perfection. There, on the whole, they have learned the great lesson – to respect the human individual above all things. Not merely to respect the strong but to respect the weak as well, for the strengths and weaknesses are, to a great extent in us all. It is circumstances more than anything else which creates the one we would term weak or the one we would term strong.”
Barbarians of Mars
written by Edward P. Bradbury
This is one in a series of quotations.
I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years. I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations. I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people. In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author. As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say. These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on.
Hope you enjoy them!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.