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Quotation Source

Posted by Dan Clark (130.203.161.51) on 16:24:27 19/10/02

Could someone please email me the source of the Forster quotation "Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon"? I'd appreciate it.

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Posted by Laura (board editor) on 23:46:17 22/10/02

"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon." This can be found in:
The Observer, `Sayings of the Week', 7 Oct 1951.

There may be other sources too (perhaps one of the three books of essays, articles etc.: 'Abinger Harvest', 'Two Cheers for Democracy' and 'The Prince's Tale and other Uncollected Writings') but I could not tell you which. Hope this helps.


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