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Topic: A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good, or...
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:23:35 PM
Daemon wrote:
A man that hath no virtue in himself, ever envieth virtue in others; for men's minds will either feed upon their own good, or upon others' evil; and who wanteth the one will prey upon the other.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


Such man without virtue in himself minds not what he lacks, but cannot stand what the others possess.
Ask such a man to make a wish. He will not wish it for himself, rather wish the others be denied. Now he is even.
Topic: nerveless
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:18:32 PM
Daemon wrote:
nerveless

(adjective) Lacking strength or energy; spiritless; weak.

Synonyms: feeble

Usage: He was a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude.


But, boy oh! boy, was he ever " Calm and controlled in trying circumstances; cool."
Topic: keep (one's) slate clean
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:14:44 PM
Daemon wrote:
keep (one's) slate clean

To maintain an impeccable record; to refrain from committing any mistakes or wrongdoings. More...



A clean slate also keeps one's nose clean.
Topic: Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 1:43:38 PM
Daemon wrote:
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


"All men are created equal"...after that they have only themselves to thank for their pursuits.
Topic: To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.
Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 2:44:09 PM
Daemon wrote:
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


On the generality of it, before it is made into a precept:

"To kill an error"... "sometimes even better than the establishing of a new truth or fact". But on whose say so, on what basis then?

Certainly not on the say so of the "well-born", nor that of the "proletariat". Not on some Eugenics-inspired basis!






Topic: keep the lid on (something)
Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 1:46:30 PM
Daemon wrote:
keep the lid on (something)

To quash or suppress something; to control something so as to keep it from flourishing, increasing, or succeeding. More...



Keeping the lid on it may last
Until blown off with a blast.
Topic: keep (someone) in the loop
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 2:31:07 PM
Daemon wrote:
keep (someone) in the loop

To keep someone informed about and/or involved in something, such as a plan or project, especially that which involves or pertains to a specific group. More...



Keeping someone in the loop:
Another jump through a hoop.
Topic: A man in debt is so far a slave.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:44:08 PM
Daemon wrote:
A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


A man in debt is so far out of his depth,
Stretched on his back over his breadth.
Topic: in virtue of (something)
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 2:45:08 PM
Daemon wrote:
in virtue of (something)

Due to something; because of something; by reason of something. More...



In virtue of the virtual
The existence is actual.
But could it be factual?
Maybe it is all fictional!

Topic: Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the...
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:21:42 PM
Daemon wrote:
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


A vivid example of keeping eyes wide open for both.

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