Quote by Adam C. Engst
The Trojans lost the war because they fell for a really dumb trick. hey, there's a gigantic wooden horse outside and all the Greeks have left. Let's bring it inside! Not a formula for long-term survival. Now if they had formed a task force to study the Trojan Horse and report back to a committee, everyone wouldn't have been massacred.. Who says middle management is useless?
This quote highlights the downfall of the Trojans during the Trojan War. It sarcastically suggests that the Trojans' foolishness led to their defeat, as they naively brought in a gigantic wooden horse left by the Greeks. The quote also humorously suggests that if the Trojans had approached the situation in a bureaucratic manner, forming a task force and conducting thorough analysis, they might have avoided the massacre. It playfully suggests the potential usefulness of middle management in preventing grave errors.
As regards this vice, we read that the peacock is more guilty of it than any other animal. For it is always contemplating the beauty of its tail, which it spreads in the form of a wheel, and by its cries attracts to itself the gaze of the creatures that surround it. And this is the last vice to be conquered.