Archive for August, 2012

Sir Thomas Browne

« 31 August 2012 | 23:46 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Be charitable before Wealth makes thee covetous.



Claude Debussy

« 30 August 2012 | 21:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

of Richard Wagner A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.



Oliver Wendell Holmes (Snr)

« 29 August 2012 | 0:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He must be a poor creature that does not often repeat himself.



Oliver Wendell Holmes (Snr)

« 28 August 2012 | 0:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

He must be a poor creature that does not often repeat himself.



Willard Van Orman Quine

« 27 August 2012 | 20:16 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Quine’s Paradox “Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation” yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation.



Engraved

« 26 August 2012 | 23:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nikainetos, third century BC I am the grave of Biton, traveller: If from Torone to Amphipolis you go Give Nicagoras this message: his one son Died in a storm, in early winter, before sunrise.



Of John Wycliffe

« 23 August 2012 | 0:12 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Avon to the Severn runs, The Severn to the sea, And Wycliffe’s dust shall spread abroad, Wide as the waters be. 50 years after his death Wycliffe, who instigated the first full translation of the bible into English, was condemned for heresy and his body was dug up, his bones burned and his ashes […]



The English Lesson

« 22 August 2012 | 15:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; But the plural of ox should be oxen not oxes. One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of moose should never be meese. You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice, But the plural of […]



E F Schumacher

« 11 August 2012 | 14:17 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Once you have a formula and an electronic computer, there is an awful temptation to squeeze the lemon until it is dry and present a picture of the future which through its very precision and verisimilitude carries conviction. Yet a man who uses an imaginary map, thinking it a true one, is likely to be […]



Michael Johnson

« 5 August 2012 | 21:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

I didn’t have a pre-race ritual, only a post race one – I stood on a podium and someone put a medal around my neck.



Thomas Pryor Gore (Gore Vidal’s grandfather)

« 1 August 2012 | 10:58 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Never have children, only grandchildren