Sunday, February 22, 2015

Not Conceited

Temperance Fountain in Tompkins Square Park

"I know that New-Yorkers are sometimes said to be 'conceited' and so they are, but not of their individual selves, but of their city. No man can live in New York for years and have much individual conceit. New-York life 'knocks it all out' of him. No matter how smart and rich he may be, he meets every day people who are smarter and richer."
Thomas N. Doutney, Thomas N. Doutney: His Life-struggle, Fall and Reformation

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