August 14, 2018

Waste Not Wanted


Parisians are horrified by novel public urinals.


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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