Archive for July, 2007

Marcel Achard

« 31 July 2007 | 6:26 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Women like silent men. They think they’re listening.



Elizabeth Bibesco

« 30 July 2007 | 6:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We learn nothing by being right.



Karl Popper

« 29 July 2007 | 8:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification – the art of discerning what we may with advantage omit.



Roget McGough

« 28 July 2007 | 12:28 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Man in the Moon On the edge of the jumping-off place I stood Below me, the lake Beyond that, the dark wood And above, a night-sky that roared. I picked a space between two stars Held out my arms, and soared. * * * The journey lasted not half a minute There is a […]



George Bernard Shaw

« 27 July 2007 | 5:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.



Joseph Joubert

« 26 July 2007 | 6:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.



Bruce Cockburn

« 25 July 2007 | 7:06 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

All the Diamonds All the diamonds in this world That mean anything to me Are conjured up by wind and sunlight Sparkling on the sea I ran aground in a harbour town Lost the taste for being free Thank God He sent some gull-chased ship To carry me to sea Two thousand years and half […]



Don Herold

« 24 July 2007 | 5:30 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.



Judge Blagden

« 23 July 2007 | 5:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A witness cannot give evidence of his age unless he can remember being born.



Charles Morgan

« 22 July 2007 | 9:42 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Evil isn’t an army that besieges a city from outside the walls. It is a native of the city. It is the mutiny in the garrison, the poison in the water, the ashes in the bread.



Western Wind

« 21 July 2007 | 17:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow, The small raine down can raine. Cryst, if my love were in my armes And I in my bedde again!



Wilhelm Reich

« 20 July 2007 | 8:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

…scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.



Leonardo da Vinci

« 19 July 2007 | 10:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.



James Ball Naylor

« 18 July 2007 | 21:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

King David and King Solomon Led merry, merry lives, With many, many concubines And many, many wives; But when old age crept over them, With many, many qualms, King Solomon wrote the Proverbs And King David wrote the Psalms



Benjamin Franklin

« 17 July 2007 | 22:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Diligence is the mother of good luck.



G K Chesterton

« 16 July 2007 | 7:15 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.



George Bernard Shaw

« 15 July 2007 | 9:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only being uncomfortable.



Emily Dickinson

« 14 July 2007 | 17:34 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page Of prancing poetry. This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul!



William Somerset Maugham

« 13 July 2007 | 6:59 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Only mediocre people are always at their best.



John Augustus Shedd

« 12 July 2007 | 8:38 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.



Winston Churchill

« 11 July 2007 | 15:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them-peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set then back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that if you […]



Milton Berle

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

I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.



R Buckminster Fuller

« 9 July 2007 | 6:55 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.



Michael Rosen

« 8 July 2007 | 7:21 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The cat’s ignoring me. So I’m ignoring the cat. Which means that I’m not.



T S Eliot

« 7 July 2007 | 11:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Hippopotamus The broad-backed hippopotamus Rests on his belly in the mud; Although he seems so firm to us He is merely flesh and blood. Flesh and blood is weak and frail, Susceptible to nervous shock; While the true church can never fail For it is based upon a rock. The hippo’s feeble steps may […]



Nathaniel Hawthorne

« 6 July 2007 | 17:10 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.



Eugene Guillevic

« 5 July 2007 | 9:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

To See It is a question of seeing so much clearer of doing to things what light does to them.



Edna St. Vincent Millay

« 4 July 2007 | 7:20 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Grown-up Was it for this I uttered prayers, And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs, That now, domestic as a plate, I should retire at half-past eight?



Thomas Paine

« 3 July 2007 | 7:36 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.



Tom Stoppard

« 2 July 2007 | 22:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am with you on the free press, it is the papers I can’t stand.



Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

« 1 July 2007 | 8:27 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.