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Gleanings From The Past #59

Empire of Silence The great silent men! Looking round on the noisy inanity of the world, words with little meaning, actions with little worth, one loves to reflect on the great Empire of Silence. The noble silent men, scattered here and there, each in … Continue reading

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Quotable #59: Wealth & Fame

“Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

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Quotable #58: Superstition

“It is true that that may hold in these things, which is the general root of superstition; namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #57

Ingenious Postmen The following ludicrous direction to a letter was copied verbatim from the original and interesting document: too dad Tomas hat the ole oke otchut I O Bary pade Sur plees to let ole feather have this sefe. The … Continue reading

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Quotable #56: Efficiency

Efficiency experts — At least those I’ve known — Can cope with my troubles But not with their own. — Anon.

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Learn Fun Facts’ Monthly Miscellany, May 2018

Random Ramblings A Cruel Prank I have done several odd jobs, including cooking. During college, I applied at a Shanghai food restaurant as a “Study Boy”. A study boy’s job is to assist the chefs while learning from them in … Continue reading

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Quotable #55: Necessity

“Necessity is the mother of invention.” — Anon. “Invention is the mother of necessity.” — Samuel Butler “Necessity knows no law.” — St. Augustine “‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ is a silly proverb. ‘Necessity is the mother of futile … Continue reading

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