Saturday, February 9, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A Time to Chose (1972), 81:
Serving as a water boy on a construction project one summer at about age fourteen helped me to see many things. I especially remember the physical courage of the steel workers who had to erect a 400-foot chimney, and the boss who never asked his men to take any risk he was not willing to take himself, nor to do anything he was not competent to do himself. There were carpenters who seemed to look alike but were widely divergent in their morality, their empathy, and in their treatment of a lowly water boy.