help me attribute a quote

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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link etc.

Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:31 (ten years ago) link

found a few people suggesting it was mlk but no concrete refs.

the big pink suede panda bear hurts (ledge), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:34 (ten years ago) link

I imagine it's a lot older than that

Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:35 (ten years ago) link

JFK - "If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich"

Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 11:35 (ten years ago) link

I believe you're looking at gandhi there

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi

but it really could be anyone across all spectra.

Jesse James Woods (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:09 (ten years ago) link

pretty sure it's from A. Wise Mann

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:09 (ten years ago) link

anon & anon, the two dudes shakespeare was always waiting on

Jesse James Woods (darraghmac), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:10 (ten years ago) link

I reckon it's either Unattrib. or Trad. Arr.

Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich (Tom D.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:11 (ten years ago) link

Thanks very much - it was indeed the Ghandi quote I was thinking of. Much appreciated!

Shannon Whirry and the Bad Brains, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 12:12 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

Searching for a quote which I believe to be related to a professor, teaching students how to think?

Something to the effect of "when encountering a new topic, do not ask 'what is my opinion on this thing' - but rather ask 'what is my *relation* to this thing?'".

It's one of the wisest things I've ever encountered, and I cannot for the life of me remember who said it?

Branwell with an N, Monday, 9 September 2019 18:10 (six months ago) link

THANK YOU!!! That had been driving me nuts.

Of course it is from Fan Studies. It is a very, very Fan Studies attitude to take.

Branwell with an N, Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:12 (six months ago) link


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