Tuesday, November 11, 2014
... ideals, standards, aspirations,those are chameleon words, and take color from their speakers,often false tints. A scholarly man of my acquaintance once told me that he traveled a thousand miles into the desert to get away from the word uplift, and it was the first word he heard after he reached his destination.
Carolyn Wells (1862-1942), U.S. author. The Rest of My Life, ch. 4 (1937).