Rutherford on writing and a self-important official

In 1903, Rutherford wrote to his mother: ‘I have not taken into account Solomon’s injunction, “Oh, that mine enemy would write a book”.’

[Rutherford’s opinion] of a self-important official: ‘He is like a Euclidean point: he has position without magnitude.’

— Abraham Pais in Inward Bound

2 Responses to “Rutherford on writing and a self-important official”

  1. raj Says:

    Didn’t get the first one. What was the context?

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