Archive for January, 2007

A A Milne

« 31 January 2007 | 7:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cottleston, cottleston, cottleston pie, A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I reply, Cottleston, cottleston, cottleston pie.



Donald Creighton

« 30 January 2007 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.



Thomas De Quincey

« 29 January 2007 | 7:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.



Russian Proverb

« 28 January 2007 | 8:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The wise man has long ears, big eyes and a short tongue.



Philip Larkin

« 27 January 2007 | 13:43 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Love The difficult part of love Is being selfish enough, Is having the blind persistence To upset an existence Just for your own sake. What cheek it must take. And then the unselfish side- How can you be satisfied, Putting someone else first So that you come off worst? My life is for me. As […]



Cicero

« 26 January 2007 | 7:56 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Take this for a general rule: every decision that is established so strongly that it may not be changed under any possible circumstance, that decision, I say, is wicked.



Thorstein Veblen

« 25 January 2007 | 7:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.



Bruce Cockburn

« 24 January 2007 | 7:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Arrows Of Light Arrows of light, come Pierce my soul Pierce my soul Breath of the bright wind Make us one Make us one Life is singing Like a great bell ringing



G K Chesterton

« 23 January 2007 | 5:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.



Isaac Bashevis Singer

« 22 January 2007 | 7:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We must believe in free will – we have no choice.



William Pitt

« 21 January 2007 | 12:43 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter, the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of […]



Elizabeth Jennings

« 20 January 2007 | 18:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Answers I keep my answers small and keep them near; Big questions bruised my mind but still I let Small answers be a bulwark to my fear. The huge abstractions I keep from the light; Small things I handled and caressed and loved. I let the stars assume the whole of night. But the big […]



Thomas Edison

« 19 January 2007 | 7:52 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I didn’t fail 12,000 times inventing the light bulb. I found 12,000 ways not to invent the light bulb.



C S Lewis

« 18 January 2007 | 16:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There’s not one of them which won’t make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. You might think love […]



John Wesley

« 17 January 2007 | 8:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can.



Charles II

« 16 January 2007 | 22:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am definitely the best King in England at the moment.



Yiddish proverb

« 15 January 2007 | 6:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Three things can’t be hidden: poverty, love and coughing.



Otto von Bismarck

« 14 January 2007 | 8:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

In order to retain a certain respect for sausages and laws, one must not see them being made.



Oshima Ryota

« 13 January 2007 | 8:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Night Growing Late Night Growing Late Sound of charcoal broken on charcoal Oh this hectic world Three whole days unseen the cherry blossom Bad tempered I got back Then in the garden the willow tree Then look at the light Yes there is a wind This night of snow



Malcolm Muggeridge

« 12 January 2007 | 8:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

…it was like sending a criminal who has broken all the laws in one country into another where the laws were different in the expectation that there he would be law abiding.



Robert Louis Stevenson

« 11 January 2007 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behoves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.



Maureen Lipman

« 10 January 2007 | 7:35 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

My Ocelot would laugh a lot And when he was elated His fur would shake his nostrils quake Until he oscillated



Risk Management

« 9 January 2007 | 7:37 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The fire at the manufacturing plant was due to friction caused by a large inventory rubbing up against an Insurance policy.



William Morris

« 8 January 2007 | 7:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement: a sanded floor and whitewashed walls, and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside; or a grimy palace amid the smoke with a regiment of housemaids always working to smear the dirt together so that it […]



Ralph Waldo Emerson

« 7 January 2007 | 11:40 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All that Shakespeare says of the king, yonder slip of a boy that reads in the corner feels to be true of himself.



For William Harrison, Mariner

« 6 January 2007 | 13:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Long time I ploughed the ocean wide, A life of toil I spent; But now in harbour safe arrived From care and discontent. My anchor’s cast, my sails are furled, And now I am at rest; Of all the ports throughout the world, Sailors, this is the best. (in Hessle Cemetery, Hull)



Albert Einstein

« 5 January 2007 | 7:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I have no special talents I am only passionately curious.



Thomas Carlyle

« 4 January 2007 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

History: a distillation of rumour.



Christopher Logue

« 3 January 2007 | 7:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It’s too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came, and he pushed, And they flew.



Peter Fischli & David Weiss

« 2 January 2007 | 7:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

How to work better. 1. Do one thing at a time 2. Know the problem 3. Learn to listen 4. Learn to ask questions. 5. Distinguish sense from nonsense 6. Accept change as inevitable 7. Admit mistakes 8. Say it simple 9. Be calm 10. Smile Peter Fischli & David Weiss



Goethe

« 1 January 2007 | 10:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All beginnings are delightful and the threshold is the place to pause.