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Topic: Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:56:22 AM
Yeah. Though as always in such cases, if we have the sudden marriage then we have the sudden divorce too. Which is not bad - in terms of wit, of course...
Topic: Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:49:46 PM
Daemon wrote:
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. Without spoon feeding half of the who’s who simply can’t survive. Have pity for those poor wretched creatures...
Topic: I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and...

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:20:34 AM
Yeah. Rigorous questioning techniques will always be in demand – and not only in the learning field... Right?
Topic: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 1:32:27 AM
Yeah. That’s exactly reason, why did Britain send convicts to Australia some time ago... Way to go, Your Majesty!
Topic: Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:02:27 AM
Truth has close relatives like a common truth, for example. It's quite common and available for everyone, isn’t it great?
Topic: How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:14:27 AM
Daemon wrote:
How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Yeah. Does it mean that nature is cunning or that cunning is natural? Both? Either? Neither?
Topic: Be generous, be delicate, and always pursue the prize.
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 1:47:44 AM
Yeah. Whether hunter, pursuer or chaser, be generous and delicate... Why not?
Topic: The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 1:10:01 AM
Daemon wrote:
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


Yeah. Does it mean that the forks are less valuable than spoons, folks? What about knives?
Topic: The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of...
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 3:34:53 AM
Daemon wrote:
The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)


Yeah. Some measure time by minutes and days, some - by the means of idols and heroes...
Topic: Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:50:27 AM
Daemon wrote:
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yeah. And there’s no such thing as linear progress. Development is so difficult and never certain by its nature...

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