Archive for July, 2005

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 31 July 2005 | 9:11 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A forte always makes a foible.



James Leigh Hunt

« 30 July 2005 | 8:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Song of Fairies Robbing an Orchard We, the Fairies, blithe and antic, Of dimensions not gigantic, Though the moonshine mostly keep us, Oft in orchards frisk and peep us. Stolen sweets are always sweeter, Stolen kisses much completer, Stolen looks are nice in chapels, Stolen, stolen, be your apples. When to bed the world are […]



Friedrich Nietzsche

« 29 July 2005 | 6:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

‘I have done that,’ says my memory. ‘I cannot have done that’ – says my pride, and remains adamant. At last memory yields.



Samuel Butler

« 28 July 2005 | 6:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.



Carol Ann Duffy

« 27 July 2005 | 6:00 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Mrs Darwin 7 April 1852. Went to the Zoo. I said to Him – Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.



Sarah Bernhardt

« 26 July 2005 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.



Confucius

« 25 July 2005 | 6:52 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.



G K Chesterton

« 24 July 2005 | 12:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes – our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.



Jorge Luis Borges

« 23 July 2005 | 2:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

History of the Night Throughout the course of the generations men constructed the night. At first she was blindness; thorns raking bare feet, fear of wolves. We shall never know who forged the word for the interval of shadow dividing the two twilights; we shall never know in what age it came to mean the […]



James Graham

« 22 July 2005 | 13:05 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

He either fears his fate too much, Or his deserts are small, That dares not put it to the touch, To gain or lose it all.



Winston Churchill

« 21 July 2005 | 8:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It would be an inconvenient rule if nothing could be done until everything can be done.



Shel Silverstein

« 20 July 2005 | 3:13 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich A hippo sandwich is easy to make. All you do is simply take One slice of bread, One slice of cake, Some mayonnaise One onion ring, One hippopotamus One piece of string, A dash of pepper — That ought to do it. And now comes the problem… Biting into it!



William Thackeray

« 19 July 2005 | 6:26 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

A good laugh is sunshine in the house.



George Eliot

« 18 July 2005 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

It is never too late to be what you might have been.



Aristotle

« 17 July 2005 | 7:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.



Mary Cornish

« 16 July 2005 | 8:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Numbers I like the generosity of numbers. The way, for example, they are willing to count anything or anyone: two pickles, one door to the room, eight dancers dressed as swans. I like the domesticity of addition– add two cups of milk and stir– the sense of plenty: six plums on the ground, three more […]



Albert Einstein

« 15 July 2005 | 6:28 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Imagination is more important than knowledge.



William Shakespeare

« 14 July 2005 | 7:19 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The fear’s as bad as falling.



Dixon Lanier Merritt

« 13 July 2005 | 7:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A wonderful bird is the pelican, His mouth can hold more than his belly can, He can hold in his beak, Enough food for a week! I’m damned if I know how the hell he can!



Oliver Wendell Holmes

« 12 July 2005 | 8:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Descartes commanded the future from his study more than Napoleon from the throne.



John Maynard Keynes

« 11 July 2005 | 6:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When the facts change, I change my mind – what do you do, sir? (on being accused of expressing views that were inconsistent with views he had previously held)



Malcolm Muggeridge

« 10 July 2005 | 0:31 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

The only ultimate disaster that can befall us, I have come to realize, is to feel ourselves at home here on earth.



Emily Dickinson

« 9 July 2005 | 7:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I stepped from plank to plank So slow and cautiously; The stars about my head I felt, About my feet the sea. I knew not but the next Would be my final inch, — This gave me that precarious gait Some call experience.



Soren Kierkegaard

« 8 July 2005 | 11:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.



Friedrich Nietzsche

« 7 July 2005 | 14:08 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.



A A Milne

« 6 July 2005 | 6:08 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Happiness John had Great Big Waterproof Boots on; John had a Great Big Waterproof Hat; John had a Great Big Waterproof Mackintosh — And that (Said John) Is That.



G K Chesterton

« 5 July 2005 | 6:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nobody has any business to use the word “progress” unless he has a definite creed and a cast iron code of morals.



George Eliot

« 4 July 2005 | 6:14 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Might, could, would – they are contemptible auxiliaries.



Sir William Temple

« 3 July 2005 | 9:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.



Leopold Staff

« 2 July 2005 | 0:10 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Foundations I built on the sand And it tumbled down, I built on a rock And it tumbled down. Now when I build, I shall begin With the smoke from the chimney.



John Stuart Mill

« 1 July 2005 | 7:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.