Archive for March, 2006

Karen Blixen

« 31 March 2006 | 8:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the sea.



Albert Einstein

« 30 March 2006 | 7:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.



Spike Milligan

« 29 March 2006 | 8:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Return to Sorrento (3rd class) I must go down to the sea again, To the lonely sea and the sky, I left my vest and socks there, I wonder if they’re dry ?



Stephen Leacock

« 28 March 2006 | 6:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You know, many a man realizes late in life that if when he was a boy he had known what he knows now, instead of being what he is he might be what he won’t; but how few boys stop to think that if they knew what they don’t know instead of being what they […]



English Pronounciation

« 27 March 2006 | 7:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

14 different ways to pronounce “ough” Rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman John Gough strode through the streets of Loughborough; after falling into a slough on Coughlin road near the lough (dry due to drought), he coughed and hiccoughed, then checked his horse’s houghs and washed up in a trough. 1. awe: thought, bought, fought, brought, ought, […]



Calvin Coolidge

« 26 March 2006 | 8:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent.



Richard Hovey

« 25 March 2006 | 7:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Sea Gypsy I am fevered with the sunset, I am fretful with the bay, For the wander-thirst is on me And my soul is in Cathay. There ‘s a schooner in the offing, With her topsails shot with fire, And my heart has gone aboard her For the Islands of Desire. I must forth […]



G K Chesterton

« 24 March 2006 | 4:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say.



Eric Hoffer

« 23 March 2006 | 6:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.



Vachel Lindsay

« 22 March 2006 | 8:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Euclid Old Euclid drew a circle On a sand-beach long ago. He bounded and enclosed it With angles thus and so. His set of solemn greybeards Nodded and argued much Of arc and circumference, Diameter and such. A silent child stood by them From morning until noon Because they drew such charming Round pictures of […]



Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 21 March 2006 | 13:48 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

To know someone with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts unexpressed … that can make this life a garden.



Irish Blessing

« 20 March 2006 | 6:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.



Mario Andretti

« 19 March 2006 | 8:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.



Wendy Cope

« 18 March 2006 | 8:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Flowers Some men never think of it. You did. You’d come along And say you’d nearly brought me flowers But something had gone wrong. The shop was closed. Or you had doubts – The sort that minds like ours Dream up incessantly. You thought I might not want your flowers. It made me smile and […]



Stephen Leacock

« 17 March 2006 | 5:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The rushing of his spirit from its prison-house was as rapid as a hunted cat passing over a garden fence.



Dalai Lama

« 16 March 2006 | 8:09 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.



Robert Louis Stephenson

« 15 March 2006 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Happy Thought The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.



Rudyard Kipling

« 14 March 2006 | 8:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

‘Tisn’t beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It’s just It. Some women’ll stay in a man’s memory if they once walked down the street.



Sarah Teasdale

« 13 March 2006 | 7:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It Is Not a Word It is not a word spoken, Few words are said; Nor even a look of the eyes Nor a bend of the head, But only a hush of the heart That has too much to keep, Only memories waking That sleep so light a sleep.



Clarence Shepard Day

« 12 March 2006 | 7:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.



George Herbert

« 11 March 2006 | 10:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back, Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning If I lack’d anything. ‘A guest,’ I answer’d, ‘worthy to be here:’ Love said, ‘You shall be he.’ ‘I, the unkind, ungrateful? Ah, […]



Alexander Pope

« 10 March 2006 | 7:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Epitaph of Issac Newton Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night: God said, ‘Let Newton be!’ and all was light.



Richard Brinsley Sheridan

« 9 March 2006 | 9:03 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses too see you.



Lewis Carroll

« 8 March 2006 | 5:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He thought he saw an Elephant, That practised on a fife: He looked again, and found it was A letter from his wife. ‘At length I realise,’ he said, The bitterness of Life!’ He thought he saw a Buffalo Upon the chimney-piece: He looked again, and found it was His Sister’s Husband’s Niece. ‘Unless you […]



Robert Southey

« 7 March 2006 | 7:31 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.



E E Cummings

« 6 March 2006 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

now is a ship which captain am sails out of sleep steering for dream



Douglas Adams

« 5 March 2006 | 7:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.



Sylvia Plath

« 4 March 2006 | 11:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mirror I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful – The eye of a little god, four-cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I […]



Milton Friedman

« 3 March 2006 | 19:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There are four ways in which you can spend money. You can spend your own money on yourself. When you do that, why then you really watch out what you’re doing, and you try to get the most for your money. Then you can spend your own money on somebody else. For example, I buy […]



Confucius

« 2 March 2006 | 7:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is the bitterest.



Hilaire Belloc

« 1 March 2006 | 7:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Vulture The Vulture eats between his meals And that’s the reason why He very, very rarely feels As well as you and I. His eye is dull, his head is bald, His neck is growing thinner. Oh! what a lesson for us all To only eat at dinner!