Posted 03 April 2017 - 08:29 AM
Reminds me a lot of Rudyard Kipling's 'If', do you know how much Ehrmann drew upon that for inspiration if at all? Funnily enough the former was also displayed in the toilet of a house I was visiting over the weekend. What is it with that particular room and inspirational literature, haha. I guess it's a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life - but I'd prefer something above my bed to be honest.
“People are continually pointing out to me the wretchedness of white people in order to console me for the wretchedness of blacks. But an itemized account of the American failure does not console me and it should not console anyone else. That hundreds of thousands of white people are living, in effect, no better than the "African Americans" is not a fact to be regarded with complacency. The social and moral bankruptcy suggested by this fact is of the bitterest, most terrifying kind.”