Archive for September, 2005

Chinese proverb

« 30 September 2005 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.

English Monarchs

« 29 September 2005 | 5:48 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Willie Willie Harry Stee Harry Dick John Harry three; One two three Neds, Richard two Harrys four five six… then who? Edwards four five, Dick the bad, Harrys (twain), Ned six (the lad); Mary, Bessie, James you ken, Then Charlie, Charlie, James again… Will and Mary, Anna Gloria, Georges four, Will four, Victoria; Edward seven […]

C S Lewis

« 28 September 2005 | 8:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements.

Pablo Picasso

« 27 September 2005 | 9:25 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Anais Nin

« 26 September 2005 | 7:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.


« 25 September 2005 | 13:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Pythagoras Theorem The square of the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides. A Proof Take a square of sides length a + b inscribed by another square connecting the points a distance a from each consecutive cornert of the first square. Let the length […]

C L Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)

« 25 September 2005 | 13:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

But neither 30 years of 30 centuries affect the clearness or the charm of geometrical truths. Such a theorem as “The square of the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the sides.” Is as dazzlingly beautiful now as it was on the day when Pythagoras first […]

Robert Graves

« 24 September 2005 | 8:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love Without Hope Love without hope, as when the young bird-catcher Swept off his tall hat to the Squire’s own daughter, So let the imprisoned larks escape and fly Singing about her head, as she rode by.

Bruce Cockburn

« 23 September 2005 | 6:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The trouble with normal is it always gets worse.

Malcolm Muggeridge

« 22 September 2005 | 7:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is only possible to succeed at second-rate pursuits – like becoming a millionaire or a prime minister, winning a war, seducing beautiful women, flying through the stratosphere or landing on the moon. First-rate pursuits – involving, as they must, trying to understand what life is about and trying to convey that understanding – inevitably […]

Piet Hein

« 21 September 2005 | 7:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Prayer (to the sun above the clouds) Sun that givest all things birth Shine on everything on earth! If that’s too much to demand Shine at least on this our land If even that’s too much for thee Shine at any rate on me

Andre Gide

« 20 September 2005 | 9:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

Gertrude Stein

« 19 September 2005 | 9:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am because my little dog knows me.

Percy B Shelley

« 17 September 2005 | 7:51 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Love’s Philosophy THE fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever, With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another’s being mingle:- Why not I with thine? See! the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves […]

G K Chesterton

« 16 September 2005 | 7:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

During the first world war G K Chesterton was approached by a lady asking him “young man, why aren’t you out at the front”; having a famously rotund profile, he replied simply: “madam, if you go round to my side you will see that I am”

Charles de Gaulle

« 15 September 2005 | 8:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

E M Forster

« 13 September 2005 | 6:07 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

« 12 September 2005 | 16:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.

Henry David Thoreau

« 5 September 2005 | 0:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is a great art to saunter.

Winston Churchill

« 4 September 2005 | 6:23 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.

Robert Browning

« 3 September 2005 | 6:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Home-thoughts, from the Sea Nobly, nobly Cape Saint Vincent to the North-west died away; Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay; Bluish ‘mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar lay; In the dimmest North-east distance dawn’d Gibraltar grand and gray; ‘Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?’–say, […]

Henry Ford

« 2 September 2005 | 6:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Sondra Ahlen

« 1 September 2005 | 11:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You see, that’s the difference between us. I assume the best about people, while you assume the worst. So I get hurt, but you get nothing.