A waste of shame

Dalrymple writes that a man who throws the javelin further than anyone else

is not to be admired but pitied.

To be sure, a thing is not worth doing unless it is worth doing well, but

a thing that is done well that is not worth doing is something very bad indeed—far worse than a thing worth doing that is done badly. It bespeaks a waste of ability.

Pitiable

Pitiable

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