October 16, 2010


A modern father is one who is ready to make financial sacrifices so that his children will not prolong his life, replace him, or imitate him.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 333


  1. The original Spanish is:

    Padre moderno es el dispuesto a sacrificios pecuniarios para que sus hijos no lo prolonguen, ni lo reemplacen, ni lo imiten.

  2. The Spanish is a little snappier than the English, because I translated lo prolonguen as "prolong his life," rather than the more literal "prolong him."