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Topic: There are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:59:58 AM
True, but both imply consequences (especially freedom of action).
Topic: Feast of St. Frances Cabrini
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:42:43 PM
Simply put, a holy woman. The world needs more people like her...
Topic: Iran Hostage Crisis Begins (1979)
Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019 3:21:40 PM
I remember watching the 2012 film "Argo"... Although it included a number of non-historical elements, I enjoyed it.
Topic: Doris Lessing (1919)
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:40:06 PM
Many communists eventually turn into realistic...
Topic: Dorus Rijkers
Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:25:54 AM
Dorus Rijkers is indeed a true hero who led a humble and simple life who main goal was saving people's lives risking his own life in the process. He deserves all earthly honors for his courage and selfless attitude.
Topic: The Mayerling Incident
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 1:18:00 PM
I suppose too many people have died in the name of love already... but is it love or something else?Think
Topic: No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country,...
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 8:02:10 AM
There's no place like home, sure, but it's no use if one's not surrounded by amiable people...
Topic: Accidents will occur in the best-regulated families.
Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:20:45 AM
True. Every single family has troubles of its own, such as a black sheep, etc.

This proverb has been overtaken by the more vulgar 20th century 'shit happens'.
Topic: One solitary swallow does not make summer.
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 5:20:14 PM
As the English metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631) once said, 'No man is an island'. It appears in Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions and Seuerall Steps in my Sicknes - Meditation XVII, 1624:
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."

Source: https://www.phrases.org.uk
Topic: One solitary swallow does not make summer.
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 5:16:27 PM
True. No one can achieve much or go very far on his/her own.

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