Tuesday, July 18, 2023

I'd Rather Be Silly

The world may be utterly crazy
   And life may be labour in vain;
But I'd rather be silly than lazy,
   And would not quit life for its pain.

-- James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879), Scottish mathematical physicist, who formulated the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation, bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as manifestations of the same phenomenon, Quotations from The Life of James Clerk Maxwell (1882) by Lewis Campbell and William Garnett, Part III Poems, Tune, Il Segreto per esser felice (24 March 1858)

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