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Topic: The knight's bones are dust,
And his good sword rust;
His soul is with the saints, I trust.

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 12:06:55 PM
Daemon wrote:
The knight's bones are dust,And his good sword rust;His soul is with the saints, I trust.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)


Unless his passing was due to lust.
Topic: But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:31:40 PM
Daemon wrote:
But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Reason is powerless over feeling, at least in part, because feeling can make use of reason such as to validate itself.
Once the latter is used according to what the former overwhelmingly feels, subjectively that is,
feeling is master, reason an obedient servant happy to prove the feeling right.

Conversely, feeling may give in to reason, under the best circumstances go away, but cannot justify nor confirm it
because it is a non co-operative brute.

Topic: As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to...
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:32:02 PM
Daemon wrote:
As long as war is regarded as wicked it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Wicked wars get popular celebration by way of clearly vulgar, persistent glorification, under the
pretext of "remembering" their fallen vulgus warriors. We are fascinated with the vulgar, not
the wicked aspects of war.
Topic: keep (one's) socks on
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:25:40 PM
Daemon wrote:
keep (one's) socks on

To remain patient and calm, especially when beginning to become angry or upset with impatience. Usually said as an imperative. More...



When losing one's shirt one must keep one's socks on.
Topic: Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 9:43:55 PM
Daemon wrote:
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


A match made in heaven between body and soul,
Man had to spoil forever, casting it out of control.
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 12:59:08 AM
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)


Nothing kills an error better than a truth, old or new; but the error is killed when its time is up.
Topic: A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every...
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:46:44 PM
Daemon wrote:
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


It may be wonderful to romanticize over it, but consider how much grief would be spared everyone if only
the human creature would also be constituted to be truthful when that profound secret and mystery is made
known to every other willingly.
Topic: inch-perfect
Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:05:10 PM
Daemon wrote:
inch-perfect

Extremely accurate; very well placed or perfectly judged. (Used especially of maneuvers, moves, or shots in sport.) Primarily heard in UK. More...



Perfection being measured inch-perfect,
Imperfection is wanting as milli-pecked.


Topic: in the sticks
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 3:05:40 PM
Daemon wrote:
in the sticks

In the countryside, especially in a rustic or particularly unsophisticated area. More...



In the sticks, no use for one's shticks.
Topic: If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:20:30 PM
Daemon wrote:
If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Since then the world has been made safe for nothing but "diversity", our differences having grown
and safely spread--diversified to no end.

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