scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: looking for a quote
Wed Feb 23 2000 - 12:02:53 CST
I don't know if this is the one you're looking for.
"He spends much of his time before a mirror, admiring himself and carefully
arranging his hair. He is more with his barber than with his teachers. Were
he bald, he would be better educated."
This lament is from a Roman father of the first century, writing to a
his teen-age son. - James Dent in Charleston, W.Va., Gazette
On the same paper, I have:
Excavations at the ancient city of Aphrodisias, in Turkey, discovered the
inscription at the entrance of a public bath:
"The customer is held responsible for the loss of any money from purse or
previously checked with the attendant." - Martin Buxbaum in Table Talk
The more things change, the more they stay the same....
At 07:45 AM 2/22/00 -0600, Ted Mahler wrote:
>I am calling on the collective abilities of the list to help me find a
>quote I once heard. What I can remember is that it talks of the lack of
>respect the youth of today have and I seem to remember it spoke of their
>lazy attitude or something similar. Now the catch was that it was spoken
>in Roman times or some other far distant time frame. Does anyone have a
>clue as to what the heck I am talking about or where I can find it?
> Ted Mahler
> Scoutmaster Troop 45, Howe Texas