Tag Archives: Quotable Quotes

Quotable #27: Reading & Perusing

In reading some books we occupy ourselves chiefly with the thoughts of the author; in perusing others, exclusively with our own. — Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia, 1845

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Quotable #26: The Internet

“The internet is where some people go to show their true intelligence; others, their hidden stupidity.”  — Criss Jami, Healology, 2016

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Quotable #25: Good Fortune

“We knew not our good fortune until we lost it.” — Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part 2, Chapter 54

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Quotable #24: Maxims

“I think it is Franklin who says that philosophers are sages in their maxims and fools in their conduct but this is an everyday fact consonant with maxims – that human nature is ever capable of improvement and never able … Continue reading

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Quotable #23: A Crab’s Perspective

“Just as foolish as it must look to a crab when it sees a man walk forward.” — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Lichtenberg Reader: Selected Writings, 1959

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Quotable #22: The Public

“The public! the public! How many fools does it take to make up a public?” — Nicolas Chamfort, Caractères et Anecdotes, 1771    

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Quotable #21: Money

“If a man runs after money, he’s money-mad; if he keeps it, he’s a capitalist; if he spends it, he’s a playboy; if he doesn’t get it, he’s a never-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it, he lacks ambition. … Continue reading

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