Lafcadio Hearn Quote

The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person.


Appreciations of Poetry (ed. 1916)

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The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest...

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The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest...

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The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest...

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The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest...