Quotation by Robert Benchley

When we think back to our forefathers, with their sedentary lives of forest-chopping, railroad-building, fortune-founding, their fox-hunting and Indian taming, their prancing about in the mazurka and the polka, with their coattails flying and their bustles bouncing, to say nothing of their all-day sessions with the port and straight bourbon,... we must realize that we are a nation, not of neurasthenics, but of sissies and slow-motion sports.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. After 1903What? "That Nerve Strain," Harper & Brothers (1938).
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