On plumbers and philosophers

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."
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."