August 14, 2018

Waste Not Wanted

2018:

Parisians are horrified by novel public urinals.

1855:

Boston considers following in Paris’ footsteps and introducing public urinals.

It would seem that in history it’s never a tooth for a tooth, but a thousand, a hundred thousand for one.

—Sybille Bedford, 1963

Quarreling must lead to disorder, and disorder exhaustion.

—Xunzi, c. 250 BC

Hoping for new friendship from old enemies is / Like expecting to find a rose in a furnace.

—Muhammad Baqir Najm-i Sani,, 1612

The envious die not once, but as often as the envied win applause.

—Baltasar Gracián, 1647

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