A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 01, 2014
“All of us could take a lesson from the weather— it pays no attention to criticism”

“All of us could take a lesson from the weather— it pays no attention to criticism” is a jocular line that has been cited in print since at least 1991. Authorship is unknown.
 
 
Google News Archive
8 January 1991, Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville, KY), “Watching the Parade” by Joe Dorris, pg. 4A, col. 5:
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
 
Google Groups: rec.arts.fine
collaboration followup
Phil Tripp
3/14/91
(...)
“All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.”
 
Google Books
18 December 1991, Princeton Alumni Weekly, pg. 24, col. 2:
When “winter is icummen in.” we could all take a lesson from the weather—it pays no attention to criticism.
 
19 May 1992, The Birtle Eye-Witness (Birtle, Manitoba), “District News,” pg. 12, col. 5:
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
 
Google Books
School Leadership From A to Z:
Practical Lessons from Successful Schools and Businesses

By Robert D. Ramsey
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
2003
Pg. 14:
Develop a thick hide. You will always have critics. Learn not to take them personally. Slough off unwarranted criticism, learn from constructive criticism, and put the rest in perspective. (“All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.”—North DeKalb)
 
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Skymosity
‏@skymosity
We could all take a lesson from the weather; it pays no attention to criticism. #weatherquotes http://www.pinterest.com/pin/574842339909696071/
12:55 PM - 11 Aug 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Monday, December 01, 2014 • Permalink


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