Tag Archives: Thoughts

Quotable #63: Thinking

“I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it … Continue reading

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Quotable #62: Enjoying Yourself?

“It is a curious thing that people only ask if you are enjoying yourself when you aren’t.” — Edith Nesbit

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Quotable #61: Expenses

“Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.” — A. C. Benson “A man often pays dear for a small frugality.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Benjamin Franklin On Ignorance

While browsing on franklinpapers.org, I stumbled upon a letter written by Benjamin Franklin to John Lining of South Carolina, dated March 18, 1755. Franklin’s perspective about admitting one’s ignorance caught my attention: I find a frank acknowledgment of one’s ignorance … Continue reading

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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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Gleanings From The Past #58

Dining with a Miser [Jonathan] Swift having dined with a rich miser, pronounced the following grace after dinner: “Thanks for this miracle, it is no less, Than finding manna in the wilderness, In midst of famine we have found relief, … Continue reading

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