Archive for August, 2005

Shel Silverstein

« 31 August 2005 | 10:49 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Stupid Pencil Maker Some dummy built this pencil wrong, The eraser’s down here where the point belongs, And the point’s at the top – so it’s no good to me, It’s amazing how stupid some people can be.



Dante

« 30 August 2005 | 7:44 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I love to doubt as well as know.



Sir Arthur Eddington

« 29 August 2005 | 20:41 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about ‘and’.



Walter Bagehot

« 28 August 2005 | 19:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.



Nennius

« 27 August 2005 | 9:26 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Seven Ages. The lives of three Wattles, the life of a hound. The lives of three Hounds the life of a Steed. The lives of three Steeds the life of a Man. The lives of three Men, the life of an Eagle. The lives of three Eagles the life of a Yew. The lives […]



Benjamin Disraeli

« 26 August 2005 | 6:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.



John Adams

« 25 August 2005 | 8:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.



Edna St. Vincent Millay

« 24 August 2005 | 7:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

First Fig My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends– It gives a lovely light!



Mark Twain

« 23 August 2005 | 7:22 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Poor Huck was too distressed to smile, but the old man laughed loud and joyously, shook up the details of his anatomy from head to foot, and ended by saying that such a laugh was money in a man’s pocket, because it cut down on the doctor’s bills like everything.



George Carlin

« 22 August 2005 | 0:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.



Wilson Mizner

« 21 August 2005 | 7:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.



Osip Mandelstam

« 20 August 2005 | 0:21 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

You took away all the oceans and all the room. You gave me my shoe-size in earth with bars around it. Where did it get you? Nowhere. You left me my lips, and they shape words, even in silence.



G K Chesterton

« 19 August 2005 | 7:00 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.



Charles Dickens

« 18 August 2005 | 13:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]



Christopher Morley

« 17 August 2005 | 22:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tit for Tat I often pass a gracious tree Whose name I can’t identify, But still I bow, in courtesy It waves a bough, in kind reply. I do not know your name, O tree (Are you a hemlock or a pine?) But why should that embarrass me? Quite probably you don’t know mine.



Henry David Thoreau

« 16 August 2005 | 6:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.



Antoine de Saint-Exupery

« 15 August 2005 | 7:49 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.



Abraham Lincoln

« 14 August 2005 | 7:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.



Edward Thomas

« 13 August 2005 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Adlestrop Yes, I remember Adlestrop — The name, because one afternoon Of heat the express-train drew up there Unwontedly. It was late June. The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat. No one left and no one came On the bare platform. What I saw Was Adlestrop — only the name And willows, willow-herb, and grass, […]



Katharine Butler Hathaway

« 12 August 2005 | 6:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.



Pierre Auguste Renoir

« 11 August 2005 | 7:16 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

They tell you that a tree is only a combination of chemical elements. I prefer to believe that God created it, and that it is inhabited by a nymph.



Piet Hein

« 10 August 2005 | 6:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wanting To Be Able To ‘Impossibilities’ are good not to attach that label to; since, correctly understood, if we wanted to, we would be able to be able to.



G K Chesterton

« 9 August 2005 | 7:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.



W.H. Auden

« 8 August 2005 | 6:51 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Every high C accurately struck demolishes the theory that we are the irresponsible puppets of fate or chance.



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 7 August 2005 | 8:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul’s emphasis is always right.



Who Killed Cock Robin

« 6 August 2005 | 7:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Who killed Cock Robin? “I,” said the Sparrow With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin” Who saw him die? “I,” said the Fly, “With my little eye, I saw him die” Who caught his blood? “I,” said the Fish, “With my little dish, I caught his blood …” Who’ll make his shroud? “I,” […]



Goethe

« 5 August 2005 | 7:47 | Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.



Aristotle

« 4 August 2005 | 7:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.



Wendy Cope

« 3 August 2005 | 6:05 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

The Uncertainty of the poet I am a poet. I am very fond of bananas. I am bananas. I am very fond of a poet. I am a poet of bananas. I am very fond. A fond poet of ‘I am, I am’- Very bananas. Fond of ‘Am I bananas? Am I?’-a very poet. Bananas […]



Indian proverb

« 2 August 2005 | 5:36 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Call on God, but row away from the rocks



Johannes Brahms

« 1 August 2005 | 5:37 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

When ideas come to you, go for a walk; then you’ll discover that the thing you thought was a complete idea was actually only the beginning of a much larger one …