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don_socalFebruary 20, 2013

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Plato

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?
John Donne

President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President "Bobby": In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President "Bobby": Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm!
President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.
[Benjamin Rand applauds]
President "Bobby": I admire your good, solid sense. That's precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.

Being There (1979)

Peter Sellers ... Chance
Melvyn Douglas ... Benjamin Rand
Jack Warden ... President 'Bobby'

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anneliese_32(6)

Plato. in one sentence, said more than all the babble, articles, politicians and talking heads said ever since.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 8:10AM
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lilosophie

You are right, Anneliese, but no one has listened in all that time, they still are not paying attention

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:33AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction

And retail marketing has discovered this as well - planned obsolescence.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 2:46PM
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west_gardener

I like all of them, but Plato is my favorite.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:37PM
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