Quotidian Quotes

   Daily quotes with random relevance

Friday, November 07, 2003

There is something so massive, stable, and almost irresistibly imposing in the exterior presentment of established rank and great possessions, that their very existence seems to give them a right to exist; at least, so excellent a counterfeit of right, that few poor and humble men have moral force enough to question it, even in their secret minds. ~~ Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables