Archive for February, 2005

Rose Macaulay

« 28 February 2005 | 10:36 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.



G K Chesterton

« 27 February 2005 | 7:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I can keep ten poems and twenty theories in my head at once but I can only think of one practical thing at a time.



Charles Du Bos

« 26 February 2005 | 11:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.



Miles Kington

« 25 February 2005 | 7:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Knowledge consists of knowing that a tomato is a fruit, and wisdom consists of not putting it in a fruit salad.



E E Cummings

« 24 February 2005 | 8:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

love is more thicker than forget more thinner than recall more seldom than a wave is wet more frequent than to fail it is most mad and moonly and less it shall unbe than all the sea which only is deeper than the sea love is less always than to win less never than alive […]



Evan Esar

« 23 February 2005 | 7:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.



Winston Churchill

« 22 February 2005 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.



Stephen Bayley

« 21 February 2005 | 7:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Style is the feather that helps the arrow fly, not the one that you put in your hat.



Benjamin Franklin

« 20 February 2005 | 8:31 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.



Edna St. Vincent Millay

« 19 February 2005 | 1:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Inland People that build their houses inland, People that buy a plot of ground Shaped like a house, and build a house there, Far from the sea-board, far from the sound Of water sucking the hollow ledges, Tons of water striking the shore — What do they long for, as I long for One salt […]



Arthur C. Clarke

« 18 February 2005 | 7:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.



George Herbert

« 17 February 2005 | 7:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.



Dorothy Parker

« 16 February 2005 | 7:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.



Ogden Nash

« 15 February 2005 | 7:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Ant The ant has made himself illustrious Through constant industry industrious. So what? Would you be calm and placid If you were full of formic acid?



Iris Murdoch

« 14 February 2005 | 7:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.



G K Chesterton

« 13 February 2005 | 16:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Paradise is somewhere and not anywhere, is something and not anything.



E E Cummings

« 12 February 2005 | 11:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles, and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing […]



Isaac Newton

« 9 February 2005 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.



Benjamin Franklin

« 8 February 2005 | 8:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What is the use of a newborn baby?



Albert Einstein

« 7 February 2005 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.



Chinese Proverb

« 6 February 2005 | 9:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sometimes it’s easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.



William Shakespeare

« 5 February 2005 | 8:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Winter When icicles hang by the wall And Dick the shepherd blows his nail And Tom bears logs into the hall, And milk comes frozen home in pail, When Blood is nipped and ways be foul, Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-who; Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. […]



Elbert Hubble

« 4 February 2005 | 7:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 3 February 2005 | 20:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.



Charles De Gaulle

« 2 February 2005 | 5:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?



Antisthenes

« 1 February 2005 | 7:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.