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Archive for May, 2015

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May

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be hap …

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy – I mean that if you are happy you will be good. Bertrand Russell “British author, mathematician, & philosopher (1872 – 1970)”

30
May

This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded heaven. …

This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded heaven. Walt Whitman US poet (1819 – 1892)

29
May

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West t …

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage […]

28
May

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason …

Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A.D.” “Roman Emperor, A.D. 161-180 (121 AD – 180 AD)”

27
May

A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. …

A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman. Herbert Spencer English philosopher (1820 – 1903)

26
May

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. …

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. A. A. Milne English juvenile author (1882 – 1956)

25
May

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure, seldom can it happen that s …

Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure, seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken. “Jane Austen, Emma” English novelist (1775 – 1817)

23
May

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. …

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. “Roald Dahl, (Willie Wonka) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” British juvenile author (1916 – 1990)