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Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life. Options
Daemon
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM
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Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)
JMV
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Horatio Hornblower could not have said it any better.

(Still need new quote sources though. This is getting ridiculous.)
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Somerset Maugham's birthday today, and TFD does not honor him by using (yet another) one of his obtuse quotes for their Quotation of the Day? Mysterious, indeed!
JMV
Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 3:18:44 AM

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CheVegas:

We had a Maugham quote on Thursday, and less than a week before that as well. He'll be due in another day or two, as Daemon's quote Rolodex apparently consists of about 8 people. :-(
Bully_rus
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One challenge a day, no matter how small, will encourage a seed of courage... Think global, act local.
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JMV wrote:
CheVegas:

We had a Maugham quote on Thursday, and less than a week before that as well. He'll be due in another day or two, as Daemon's quote Rolodex apparently consists of about 8 people. :-(


Norman Maclean was "...haunted by waters."
I am haunted by Maugham.
JMV
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And a River Runs Through It . . .

I'm haunted by RQSD - Repetitive Quote Source Disorder. Brick wall
monamagda
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context from: "Pharos and Pharillon",(1923).

THE POETRY OF C. P. CAVAFY 97

Such a writer can never be popular. He flies both too slowly and too high. Whether subjective or objective, he is equally remote from the bustle of the moment, he will never compose either a Royalist or a Venizelist Hymn. He has the strength (and of course the limitations) of the recluse, who, though not afraid of the world, always stands at a slight angle to it, and, in conversation, he has sometimes devoted a sentence to this subject. Which is better the world or seclusion ? Cavafy, who has tried both, can't say. But so much is certain either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.

https://archive.org/stream/pharosandpharill030745mbp/pharosandpharill030745mbp_djvu.txt
Rahul Goyal
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True
gerry
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Agreat or small amount is needed depending on how much one wants out of lifwDancing
Fredric Frank Myers
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Yes, very true and must be remembered daily.
Fredric Frank Myers
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Yes, very true and must be remembered daily.
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