Quotation by Walter Wellesley Smith

For 350 years we have been taught that reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man. Football's place is to add a patina of character, a deference to the rules and a respect for authority.
Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith (1905–1982), U.S. author, sports columnist, reporter. "Bowls of Boodle," The New York Times (January 1, 1982).
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