A Quote for Our Times

From one of my favorite authors:

“A man is never so poor as when his stock of secrets has run low. For the matter of that, it is a bad sign when a nation becomes garrulous and talks about every thing. There are some subjects that are too sacred to be exposed to the glare of the footlights. They do not fit the flicker of a film. They are too majestic to be bandied to and fro in the course of a newspaper controversy. Humanity has a few secrets; and, when humanity is quite healthy and sane, it does not drag those secrets on to the stage or discuss them in the press. There is something wrong somewhere when a people is prepared to talk about everything.” Frank Boreham, The Uttermost Star, Kindle loc. 1010

This was first published in 1919. Boreham could not even imagine the things bandied about in the press today.

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