Tuesday, November 30, 2010

L'Estrange: Jupiter's Two Wallets

When Jupiter made Man, he gave him two Satchels; one for his Neighbours Faults, t'other for his Own. These Bags he threw over his Shoulders, and the Former he carried Before him, the Other Behind. So that this Fashion came up a great while ago it seems, and it has continued in the World ever since.

Every Man Living is Partial in his own Case; but it is the Humour of Mankind to have our Neighbours Faults always in our Eye, and to cast our own over our Shoulders, out of Sight.

Source: L'Estrange 388.
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