Archive for June, 2005

Goethe

« 30 June 2005 | 6:40 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.



Piet Hein

« 29 June 2005 | 7:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wisdom Is – Wisdom is the booby prize given when you’ve been unwise.



Euclid

« 28 June 2005 | 6:59 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Proof. Suppose that p1=2 < p2 = 3 < ... < pr are all of the primes. Let P = p1p2...pr+1 and let p be a prime dividing P; then p can not be any of p1, p2, ..., pr, otherwise p would divide the difference P-p1p2...pr=1, which is impossible. So this prime p is […]



Lewis Caroll

« 27 June 2005 | 8:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

“I see nobody on the road,” said Alice. “I only wish I had such eyes,” the King remarked in a fretful tone. “To be able to see Nobody! And at that distance, too! Why, it’s as much as I can do to see real people, by this light!”



Friedrich Nietzsche

« 26 June 2005 | 7:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.



Eugene Guillevic

« 25 June 2005 | 8:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Elegies He probably held too tightly (In the palm of his hand, Looking out on the sea) To the sand the wind Was taking, grain by grain — He who is held by the fear Of becoming mist. Il aura trop tenu Dans le fond de sa paume En face de la mer Du sable […]



Plato

« 24 June 2005 | 5:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Let no one enter who does not know geometry. (inscription over the gate of his academy)



Henry Adams

« 23 June 2005 | 5:40 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.



Roger McGough

« 22 June 2005 | 5:54 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

The Leader I wanna be the leader I wanna be the leader Can I be the leader? Can I? I can? Promise? Promise? Yippee I’m the leader I’m the leader OK what shall we do?



G K Chesterton

« 21 June 2005 | 5:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered, an inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 20 June 2005 | 5:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

That man is idle who can do something better.



Katherine Mansfield

« 19 June 2005 | 5:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.



Jenny Joseph

« 18 June 2005 | 7:43 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Warning When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandles, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired And gobble […]



William Somerset Maugham

« 17 June 2005 | 6:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one’s mind.



C S Lewis

« 16 June 2005 | 6:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.



A Limerick

« 15 June 2005 | 18:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Limerick Packs Laughs Anatomical The limerick packs laughs anatomical Into space that is quite economical. But the good ones I’ve seen So seldom are clean – And the clean ones so seldom are comical.



Peter Abelard

« 14 June 2005 | 21:44 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

I don’t know. (his last words)



Nathaniel Hawthorne

« 13 June 2005 | 5:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.



Douglas Adams

« 12 June 2005 | 6:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.



William Butler Yeats

« 11 June 2005 | 5:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cloths of Heaven Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; […]



Thales

« 10 June 2005 | 6:37 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I will be sufficiently rewarded if when telling it to others you will not claim the discovery as your own, but will say it was mine.



Democritus

« 9 June 2005 | 5:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

By convention there is colour, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space. (460-400 BC)



Christopher Isherwood

« 8 June 2005 | 6:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The common cormorant (or shag) Lays eggs inside a paper bag, You follow the idea, no doubt? It’s to keep the lightning out. But what these unobservant birds Have never thought of, is that herds Of wandering bears might come with buns And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.



William Thackeray

« 7 June 2005 | 5:46 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole.



G K Chesterton

« 6 June 2005 | 5:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.



Henry Ford

« 5 June 2005 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do.



Alfred, Lord Tennyson

« 4 June 2005 | 9:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Eagle (a fragment) He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ring’d with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.



Chinese Proverb

« 3 June 2005 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.



George Macdonald

« 2 June 2005 | 6:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is, when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today, that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it […]



Christopher Logue

« 1 June 2005 | 8:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

London Airport Last night in London Airport I saw a wooden bin labelled UNWANTED LITERATURE IS TO BE PLACED HEREIN. So I wrote a poem and popped it in.