Tag Archives: Quotes

Gleanings From The Past #27

Life’s Mystery Being at my seat near the village of Meudon, and overlooking a quarry-man, whom I had set to break some very large and hard stones, in the middle of one we found a huge live toad, though there … Continue reading

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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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50 Well-Known Proverbs Updated For The Digital Age

1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to use the net, and he won’t bother you for a while. 2. Keep your Facebook friends close and your blocked friends closer. 3. … Continue reading

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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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