On plumbers and philosophers

On plumbers and philosophers

editor’s note
Beth Barnat sends in the quote of the day:

“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”

John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health Education and Welfare under JFK and author of “Excellence.”

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