Words Of Note

Most people ... greatly prefer to do things for themselves, however badly, than to have things done for them, however well.

Arthur Ponsonby, Britain's Leader of the

House of Lords, 1930-1935

From 'Casual Observations' (1930).

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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