Archive for January, 2006

Rudyard Kipling

« 31 January 2006 | 7:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 30 January 2006 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

Bernard Berenson

« 29 January 2006 | 12:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Robert Graves

« 28 January 2006 | 11:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Like Snow She, then, like snow in a dark night, Fell secretly. And the world waked With dazzling of the drowsy eye, So that some muttered ‘Too much light’, And drew the curtains close. Like snow, warmer than fingers feared, And to soil friendly; Holding the histories of the night In yet unmelted tracks.

Edward Abbey

« 27 January 2006 | 7:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets’ towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, […]

Antonio Porchia

« 26 January 2006 | 6:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Certainties are arrived at only on foot.

A A Milne

« 25 January 2006 | 11:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Outdoor Hum For Snowy Weather The more it snows (Tiddely pom), The more it goes (Tiddely pom), The more it goes (Tiddely pom), On snowing. And nobody knows (Tiddely pom), How cold my toes (Tiddely pom), How cold my toes (Tiddely pom), Are growing.

Arthur Schopenhauer

« 24 January 2006 | 6:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

Ani Difranco

« 23 January 2006 | 8:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot.

C S Lewis

« 22 January 2006 | 11:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The proper rewards are not simply tacked on to the activity for which they are given, but are the activity itself in consummation.

Walt Whitman

« 21 January 2006 | 9:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

O Captain! My Captain! O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! heart! heart! O the […]

Oliver Wendell Holmes

« 20 January 2006 | 17:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.

Don Paterson

« 19 January 2006 | 9:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There was no point dedicating myself to besting the rival suitors. Unlike them – superior to them – I knew her real worth; I spent my time looking over my shoulder for Odysseus.

Shel Silverstein

« 18 January 2006 | 8:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Search of Cinderella From dusk to dawn, From town to town, Without a single clue, I seek the tender, slender foot To fit this crystal shoe. From dusk to dawn, I try it on Each damsel that I meet. And I still love her so, but oh, I’ve started hating feet.

The Square Root of Two

« 17 January 2006 | 7:18 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Square Root of Two cannot be expressed as a ratio between two integers; that is it is an irrational number. Proof Let us assume the converse that the Square Root of two can be expressed as the ratio of two numbers a and b. In that case there must be an a and b […]

Abraham Lincoln

« 16 January 2006 | 7:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Niels Bohr

« 15 January 2006 | 9:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Of course I don’t believe in it. [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall] But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.

Philip Larkin

« 14 January 2006 | 9:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The North Ship Legend I saw three ships go sailing by, Over the sea, the lifting sea, And the wind rose in the morning sky, And one was rigged for a long journey. The first ship turned towards the west, Over the sea, the running sea, And by the wind was all possessed And carried […]

William R Inge

« 13 January 2006 | 7:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he’s born.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

« 12 January 2006 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To forget one’s purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.

Roger McGough

« 11 January 2006 | 10:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Time Flies We’re led to believe But it’s us that fly Time sits on its hands As we rush by

C S Lewis

« 10 January 2006 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? I thought I was the only one.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 9 January 2006 | 8:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

Good Manners

« 8 January 2006 | 12:47 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn’t.

Irwin Corey

« 7 January 2006 | 12:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.

T S Eliot

« 6 January 2006 | 8:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Journey of the Magi A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For the journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 5 January 2006 | 8:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Always do what you are afraid to do.

A Pragmatic Diet

« 4 January 2006 | 9:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I eat my peas with honey, I’ve done it all my life, It makes the peas taste funny, But it keeps them on the knife.

Carl Sagan

« 3 January 2006 | 10:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

G K Chesterton

« 2 January 2006 | 8:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.

Eric Hoffer

« 1 January 2006 | 23:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.