Saturday July 14th 2012

Thought for the Day

It has always seemed strange to me…
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
and those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness,
meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first
they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck
(1902-1968)



*John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr

Born: February 27, 1902 Salinas, California
Died: December 20, 1968 New York City, New York,

File:John Steinbeck 1962.jpg An American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). He wrote a total of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. In 1962, Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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    • We find these thoughts and quotes from many sources. From memory, books, listening to the radio, television and the internet. Sometimes, if I see or hear someone interesting I want to learn more about, I research them. I am often surprised by what I find.

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