Optimism: Bernard Baruch

Pegaz_Opera_Poznań

A man sentenced to death obtained a reprieve by assuring the king that he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year—on condition that if he didn’t succeed, he would be put to death at the end of the year. “Within a year,” the man explained later, “the king may die, or I may die, or the horse may die. And, in a year, who knows? Maybe the horse will learn to fly.

Bernard M. Baruch 1870-1965

The illustration is a statue of Pegasus on the roof of Poznań Opera House via Wikimedia
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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