the simple minded suburbanite

Eleanor Roosevelt
June 4, 2010, 10:14 pm
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“The big question before our people today is whether we are to be more material in our thinking, judging administrative success by its economic results entirely and leaving out all other achievements.  History shows that a nation interested primarily in material things invariably is on a downward path.  Great wealth has ruined every nation since the day that Cheops laid the corner stome of the Great Pyramid, not because of any inherent wrong in wealth, but because it became the ideal and the idol of the people.  Pheonicia, Carthage, Greece, Rome, Spain, all bear witness to this truth.”

                                          -Eleanor Roosevelt, 1927.

Just cracked open the biography, Eleanor Roosevelt, volume 1 1884-1933 and this quote jumped up at me.  Hmm.


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