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Topic: Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:05:57 PM
Daemon wrote:
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.

John Filson (1747-1788)


The curiosity natural to one's soul
Has for its nurture a single goal:
Put intellectual curiosity on a roll.
Topic: Mae Carol Jemison (1956)
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:41:38 PM
A life well lived. Happy Birthday and best wishes for you!
Topic: Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:49:29 PM
Daemon wrote:
Very few reputations are gained by unsullied virtue.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


Those would be the reputable ones, everything else is either notoriety, anonymity, or "in transit".
Topic: Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which...
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 11:35:46 PM
Daemon wrote:
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


What a man's fate indicates is a constant compared to what a man thinks of himself as he slogs it out constantly, not just with
what life doles him everyday but the ups and downs of his own private opinion of himself.
Trouble is the indications of fate are like the 'writing on the wall': No sooner deciphered, the fate is accomplished.

And, Henry, ladies of the land have long since stopped weaving toilet cushions. As fate would have it they buy them at Amazon, great selection.
Topic: An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.
Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 5:19:03 PM
Daemon wrote:
An aching head soon makes one forget an aching heart.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


After a frivolous heart ache the aching head is bested for the worst ache by a bellyache, which is what the heart ache was to begin with.
Topic: Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving.
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 3:05:54 PM
Daemon wrote:
Oh, be humble, my brother, in your prosperity! Be gentle with those who are less lucky, if not more deserving.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)


Oh, William Makepeace Thackeray!
Be gentle with those less lucky
to be quoted at Quote of the Day.
Be humble my brother!Prospering?
Others less lucky to be so cocky
aren't they the more deserving?






Topic: concurrence
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:18:45 PM
The temporal property of two or more opinions in a state of concurrence is even more of a coincidence than two things happening at the same time.
Topic: Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.
Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:01:06 PM
Daemon wrote:
Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


Pip had this pip about his brother-in-law Joe, ashamed of him for being a commoner; no regard for Drummle who deserved to be given the pip, yet Pip commits a weakness and meanness for the sake of a despised pipsqueak. It pips all Great Expectations.
Topic: Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:45:44 PM
Daemon wrote:
Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Sweet are the uses of adversity
For those ill-used by good luck:
Gone is the bitter use of felicity,
Once its useless artifice is shuck.
Topic: Man proposes - God disposes
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:07:56 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote: "Ah - the deliberate use of the passive to smear."

Is that a fact according to your unattributed meme brandished at an unspecified member, here?

Slow day or slow on the take? One week later, only to unfairly chastise and lecture; Oh! The deliberate neglect!Shame on you

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