Archive for May, 2005

Saint Thomas Aquinas

« 31 May 2005 | 4:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 30 May 2005 | 8:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Be and not seem.

Samuel Butler

« 29 May 2005 | 8:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.

Dylan Thomas

« 28 May 2005 | 15:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go […]

Winston Churchill

« 27 May 2005 | 5:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have always had a curious nature; I enjoy learning, but I dislike being taught.

Richard Feynman

« 26 May 2005 | 6:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there.

Piet Hein

« 25 May 2005 | 6:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thoughts On A Station Platform It ought to be plain how little you gain by getting excited and vexed. You’ll always be late for the previous train, and always in time for the next


« 24 May 2005 | 6:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.

Michel de Montaigne

« 23 May 2005 | 6:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No one is exempt from talking nonsense; the mistake is to do it solemnly.

Godfrey H. Hardy

« 22 May 2005 | 8:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books.

E E Cummings

« 21 May 2005 | 8:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

plato told him:he couldn’t believe it(jesus told him;he wouldn’t believe it)lao tsze certainly told him, and general (yes mam) sherman; and even (believe it or not)you told him:i told him; we told him (he didn’t believe it, no sir)it took a nipponized bit of the old sixth avenue el;in the top of his head :to […]

G K Chesterton

« 20 May 2005 | 7:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing — they believe in anything.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 19 May 2005 | 6:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Piet Hein

« 18 May 2005 | 6:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Miracle Of Spring We glibly talk of nature’s laws but do things have a natural cause? Black earth turned into yellow crocus is undiluted hocus-pocus.

C S Lewis

« 17 May 2005 | 6:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

Margaret Atwood

« 16 May 2005 | 5:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

Austin Phelps

« 15 May 2005 | 8:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.

William Blake

« 14 May 2005 | 8:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both […]

George Macdonald

« 13 May 2005 | 6:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Who knows but we may meet somewhere? There is plenty of room for meeting in the universe.

Lao Tzu

« 12 May 2005 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner? That would be […]

John Donne

« 11 May 2005 | 6:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne […]

Ludwig Wittgenstein

« 10 May 2005 | 19:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If there were a verb meaning “to believe falsely,” it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.

G K Chesterton

« 9 May 2005 | 5:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

Lewis Carroll

« 8 May 2005 | 11:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

W H Auden

« 7 May 2005 | 8:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Funeral Blues Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come. Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead. Put crepe bows round the white necks […]

Mark Twain

« 6 May 2005 | 8:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.

C S Lewis

« 5 May 2005 | 17:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

Piet Hein

« 4 May 2005 | 5:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Two Passivists Eradicate the optimist who takes the easy view that human values will persist no matter what we do. Annihilate the pessimist whose ineffectual cry is that the goal’s already missed however hard we try.

J M Barrie

« 3 May 2005 | 8:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

God gives us memory that we may have roses in December.


« 2 May 2005 | 9:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

John Donne

« 1 May 2005 | 6:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is never the shallower for the calmnesse. The Sea is a deepe, there is as much water in the Sea, in a calme, as in a storme.