Intellectual curiosity can be a source of comfort to the elderly, says Dalrymple in City Journal: “No doubt a happy old age is largely a matter of luck, but it must also be partly a matter of attitude to the world, so various, so beautiful, so new.”
O, Brave Old World!
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Anyone know the “two lines” TD is referring to regarding the Scythians?
Hmm… Maybe Ambrose Bierce’s “Devils Dictionary”?
“Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic’s eyes to improve his vision.”