Archive for December, 2006

Lord John Whorfin

« 31 December 2006 | 8:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

History is made at night. Character is what you are in the dark.



John Masefield

« 30 December 2006 | 9:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An Epilogue I have seen flowers come in stony places And kind things done by men with ugly faces, And the gold cup won by the worst horse at the races, So I trust, too.



Thomas Aquinas

« 29 December 2006 | 7:02 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign, Secondly, a just cause, Thirdly, a rightful intention.



George Macdonald

« 28 December 2006 | 8:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness – the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.



Mariam Masri

« 27 December 2006 | 8:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

… You ask me if i love you I discover you love questions and love me I answer I love you so don’t ask me more for i don’t want to discover that you love questions only….



Samuel Johnson

« 26 December 2006 | 8:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.



G K Chesterton

« 25 December 2006 | 11:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?



Sophocles

« 24 December 2006 | 14:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.



G K Chesterton

« 23 December 2006 | 11:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The House of Christmas There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For […]



Booker T Washington

« 22 December 2006 | 7:19 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.



If only…

« 21 December 2006 | 5:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If we had ham, we could have ham and eggs – if we had eggs.



Ogden Nash

« 20 December 2006 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Hippopotamus Behold the hippopotamus! We laugh at how he looks to us, And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder how we look to him. Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus! We really look all right to us, As you no doubt delight the eye Of other hippopotami.



David Ogilvy

« 19 December 2006 | 7:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When someone is made the head of an office in the Ogilvy & Mather chain, I send him a Matrioshka doll from Gorky. If he has the curiosity to open it, and keep opening it until he comes to the inside of the smallest doll, he finds this message: If each of us hires people […]



Benjamin Disraeli

« 18 December 2006 | 7:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Life is too short to be small.



David Lloyd George

« 17 December 2006 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.



Robert Frost

« 16 December 2006 | 7:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know, His house is in the village though. He will not see me stopping here, To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer, To stop without a farmhouse near, Between the woods and frozen […]



Ernest Rutherford

« 15 December 2006 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.



Changing Language

« 14 December 2006 | 8:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When Charles II saw Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral for the first time, he called it “awful, pompous, and artificial.” Meaning roughly: Awesome, majestic, and ingenious.



Edmund Clerihew Bentley

« 13 December 2006 | 13:40 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Sir Christopher Wren Said, “I am going to dine with some men. If anyone calls, Say I am designing St Paul’s.



John Ray

« 12 December 2006 | 8:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Love thy neighbor, but pull not down thy hedge.



Geoffrey Chaucer

« 11 December 2006 | 8:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.



Frank Wilczek

« 10 December 2006 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.



Roger McGough

« 9 December 2006 | 7:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A Dada Christmas Catalogue A chocolate comb A can of worms opener A non-stick frying pan Two sticky frying pans A book end Abrasive partridges An inflatable fridge Nervous door handles A mobile phone booth An overnight tea-bag Day-glo tippex Underwater ash-tray 15 amp bath plug Pair of socks. Identical but for the colour Box […]



Augustine of Hippo

« 8 December 2006 | 8:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.



Joe Ancis

« 7 December 2006 | 13:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.



Kit Wright

« 6 December 2006 | 6:31 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Red Boots On Way down Geneva All along Vine, Deeper than the snowdrift Love’s eyes shine: Mary Lou’s walking In the winter time. She’s got Red boots on, she’s got red boots on, Kicking up winter Till the winter’s gone. So Go by Ontario, Look down Main, If you can’t find Mary Lou. Come back […]



Jorge Luis Borges

« 5 December 2006 | 7:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The original is unfaithful to the translation.



John Maynard Keynes

« 4 December 2006 | 15:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 3 December 2006 | 12:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are, like Nebuchadnezzar, dethroned, bereft of reason, and eating grass like an ox.



George Herbert

« 2 December 2006 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Quiddity My God, a verse is not a crown, No point of honour, or gay suit, No hawk, or banquet, or renown, Nor a good sword, nor yet a lute. It cannot vault, or dance, or play ; It never was in France or Spain ; Nor can it entertain the day With a […]



Nicolas Clerihew Bentley

« 1 December 2006 | 7:40 | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nicolas Clerihew Bentley »

He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.