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Topic: The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly...
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:45:15 PM
Daemon wrote:
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)


What's left to conquer on earth, from all of us, the hope and trust in a fair restitution of all prior conquests,
is even an uglier thing to look into.
Topic: in plain view
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:17:37 AM
Daemon wrote:
in plain view

In full, unrestricted view; visibly, openly, or publicly. More...



Best place to hide the uncomfortable plain truth.
Topic: To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:34:11 PM
dave argo wrote : "to have the sight but bear not seeing the obvious, that is the utmost of miserable."

Depending on who are those blessed with the sight, as it were, some will be pitiable but too many are damnable
to bear not seeing the obvious. Well, miserable, semantics notwithstanding.
Topic: in the pocket of (someone)
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:04:03 PM
Saeed Bazkhanei wrote:
I wonder if we can say : "Jack is in the pocket of his wife"! If so, we can also say "Jack is in the palm of his wife's hand" too.


Only if he eats from the palm of her hand and bites not the hand that feeds him.Speak to the hand

Topic: in the pocket of (someone)
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:56:13 PM
Daemon wrote:
in the pocket of (someone)

Under the direct control or influence of someone or some group. More...



In the pocket of someone, may become "too close for comfort".
Topic: My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:37:23 PM
Daemon wrote:
My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)


Not the fathers of later on, last century, who must have had at least a high school education to be able to read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
Topic: in front of (one's) nose
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 3:08:26 PM
Daemon wrote:
in front of (one's) nose

Immediately obvious or clearly apparent. More...



What's directly in front of one's nose lacks perspective. Viewing it from too close can make one cross-purposed,
and leave one cross-eyed.
Topic: People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the...
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:58:14 PM
Daemon wrote:
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Not to speak of the stomach's unique self-cleaning feature; should conscience become suddenly obscured
by guilt there is nothing to "turn it" for a quick relief.
Topic: A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it.
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 4:48:56 PM
Daemon wrote:
A rich man is an honest man—no thanks to him; for he would be a double knave to cheat mankind when he had no need of it.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)


Lucky the rich man, indeed!
His greed is poor in need.
But the poor man's no heed,
Indeed to most of his need,
Seldom makes him rich in greed.
Topic: There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 2:09:44 PM
Daemon wrote:
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


The strangeness in the proportion is a measure of the strangeness of viewing.

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