Claude Lévi-Strauss Quote

Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense riches accumulated by the human race on either side of the narrow furrow on which they keep their eyes fixed; by underrating the achievements of the past, they devalue all those which still remain to be accomplished.


Chapter 38 : A Little Glass of Rum, p. 393 - Tristes Tropiques (1955)

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Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense...

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Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense...

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Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense...

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Enthusiastic partisans of the idea of progress are in danger of failing to recognize — because they set so little store by them — the immense...