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Topic: We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:04:38 AM
Daemon wrote:
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


Perhaps a gleam of sincerity? However brief?
Topic: To found principles of government upon too advantageous an estimate of the human character is an error of inexperience, the...
Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:09:22 PM
Daemon wrote:
To found principles of government upon too advantageous an estimate of the human character is an error of inexperience, the source of which is so amiable that it is impossible to censure it with severity.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


To overestimate human character and then to base principles of government upon that overestimate, is an error of inexperience with a source so naively sweet that it is impossible to reprimand it.
Topic: There are strings … in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:47:53 PM
Daemon wrote:
There are strings … in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


Pull them gently, instead?
Topic: To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2020 8:09:15 PM
Daemon wrote:
To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)


...and less odious yet, than to depend upon a husband?
Topic: Where words fail, music speaks.
Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2020 2:26:55 PM
Daemon wrote:
Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)


Ay, but is anyone listening?
Topic: Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2020 6:32:25 PM
Daemon wrote:
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Everybody who is not incapable of learning has taken to soliloquy.
Topic: All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 6:08:17 PM
Daemon wrote:
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


Put that in your pipe and smoke it, satirically speaking.
Topic: At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly...
Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:33:13 PM
Daemon wrote:
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


But first, some civilized races of man will most certainly extenuate the behavior of, and then fully embrace, the savage races of the world to complete the descent of man.
Topic: go out with a bang
Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:10:15 PM
A bang, a bang, a kingdom for a good bang.
Go out with a good bang,'tis what I pang.
Topic: By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other...
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:29:22 PM
Daemon wrote:
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)


Mayn't a masterpice be popular unless it is popular because it cannot be a masterpiece? Just passing the confusion.Think