Quote of the week

English: Photograph of Henry James.

English: Photograph of Henry James. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James

 

Quote of the week

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain t...

A portrait of the American writer Mark Twain taken by A. F. Bradley in New York, 1907. http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/publications/siycfall_05.pdf http://www.twainquotes.com/Bradley/bradley.html See also other photographs of Mark Twain by A. F. Bradley taken in March 1907 in New York on Mark Twain Project Online. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

–Mark Twain

 

Quote of the week

Portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1933-01-14)

Portrait of Edna St. Vincent Millay (1933-01-14) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It’s not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

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English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d...

English: Albert Einstein Français : Portrait d’Albert Einstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

-Albert Einstein

Quote of the week

 

English: Three quarter length portrait of Osca...

English: Three quarter length portrait of Oscar Wilde (en) by Napoleon Sarony (en) . 1 photographic print on card mount : albumen. Français : Portrait américain d’Oscar Wilde (fr) par Napoleon Sarony (fr) . Photographie albumen sur carton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

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Quote of the Week

The image of American Poet Laureate Howard Nem...

The image of American Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov (1920-1991) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The world is full of mostly invisible things,
And there is no way but putting the mind’s eye,
Or its nose, in a book, to find them out,
Things like the square root of Everest
Or how many times Byron goes into Texas,
Or whether the law of the excluded middle
Applies west of the Rockies.

Howard NemerovTo David, About His Education

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857

Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

 –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Pico Mosagre walk (Parque Natural de Ponga)

Pico Mosagre walk (Parque Natural de Ponga) (Photo credit: Larra Jungle Princess)

What is this life if, full of care,

we have no time to stand and stare?

-W.H.Davies, Leisure

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English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotyp...

English: A cabinet card copy of a daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson (unauthenticated) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A word is dead

when it is said,

some say.

I say it just

begins to live

that day.

Emily Dickinson

Quote of the Week

English: Bust of Socrates in the Vatican Museum

English: Bust of Socrates in the Vatican Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.”

–Socrates

This quote seemed particularly appropriate for me at this point. I have no doubt that the problems my family has faced for the past few months are easier than the problems many other families face. It is helpful to remember that we all have our challenges.

 

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