1st April 2012

“Men prefer to believe that they are degenerated angels, rather than elevated apes.”

William Winwood Reade1838 – 1875

3 Responses to “1st April 2012”

  1. Adam Smith Says:

    I’m not an angel or think highly of myself.

  2. R J Says:

    humans , being what they are ,

    this silly quote does a terrible dis-service

    to both angels AND apes .

  3. poky Says:

    Mr. Reade should have begun his quote with, “Some men prefer to believe……” OR “A few men prefer to believe…..” OR “Misguided men prefer to believe….”.

    As it reads, the quote implies that ALL men prefer to believe…, which I suspect is an overstatement. He certainly does not speak for me!