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Topic: Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot...
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2018 3:31:39 PM
Shame on you
Clark Thomas 1 wrote:
Thoreau's Waden Pond is actually small and suburban. It is so beloved that its waters are polluted by swimmers and other human love. That's what happens to many treasures. As for books, who reads them now? The Internet is where the most exciting new ideas can be found. My essays and books are a good example of what Thoreau would most love. You can find them at astronomy-links.net


Shame on you Shame on you Shame on you
Topic: There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 3:47:40 AM
Daemon wrote:
There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)


Not true: my mom is 101 and still full of expectations from life.
Topic: Ochi Day
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 9:58:08 AM
Daemon wrote:
Ochi Day

Ochi Day is a national holiday in Greece, commemorating the day during World War II when Greeks said "ochi" ("no") to an attempted incursion ordered by Italy's fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. On October 28, 1940, the Italian ambassador to Greece called on Gen. Ioannis Metaxas, the prime minister, to demand that Italian troops be allowed to occupy areas in Greece. Metaxas curtly responded, "Ochi." The Italians invaded, but were routed by the Greeks. Ochi Day is observed in Greece with military and school parades; it is also a public holiday celebrated in Cyprus with parades. More...


An ugly page of the Italian history.
Topic: Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:24:54 AM
Daemon wrote:
Brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)



I do am happy. Does it mean that I'm stupid?
Topic: A common and natural result of an undue respect for the law is, that you may see a file of soldiers ... marching in admirable...
Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:06:28 AM
Bully_rus wrote:
Yeah. But you can always export such wars to the very far, far away countries, where they can’t be seen and thus can’t trouble us and our gentle feelings... Out of sight, out of mind - so to speak. Right?


The conscience has no boundaries, in a free mind.
Topic: Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which...
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 4:29:22 AM
Daemon wrote:
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)



Hmmm! In my opinion, power exceeds self-esteem.
Topic: My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real...
Posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018 3:25:05 PM
Daemon wrote:
My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its office-holders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


I totally agree with Daemon.
A special word of thanks to Monomagda for the contest.
Topic: Life altogether is but a crumbling ruin when we turn to look behind.
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 5:01:30 AM
Daemon wrote:
Life altogether is but a crumbling ruin when we turn to look behind.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Distressing! Eh?
Topic: A very few—as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men—serve the state with their consciences also,...
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:12:19 PM
Daemon wrote:
A very few—as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men—serve the state with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


Very sad, because nothing has changed.
Topic: What's wrong with the verb forms?
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:38:46 PM
[quote=robjen](ex) John is going shopping for a while and plans to visit his uncle after that.

Some of my non-native English speaking friends think there is a problem with the verb forms. They say "planning" should be used.


The Simple Present is used to express habits, general truths, repeated actions or unchanging situations, emotions and wishes. This is not the case.Shame on you

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