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Topic: A good dinner brings out all the softer side of a man. Under its genial influence the gloomy and morose become jovial and...
Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2022 12:27:39 AM
Daemon wrote:
A good dinner brings out all the softer side of a man. Under its genial influence the gloomy and morose become jovial and chatty.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Topic: From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have...
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 1:33:49 PM
Nelson Cerqueira wrote:
For the pessimism, the world is always getting worse!


And for the realist, the world never changes, except for the cosmetic changes.
Topic: From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have...
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 1:09:09 AM
Daemon wrote:
From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have been a remarkably delightful place when it was first opened to the public, for it is very pleasant even now.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Topic: Grand Canyon Designated a National Monument (1908)
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:56:26 PM
Daemon wrote:
Grand Canyon Designated a National Monument (1908)

Arizona's Grand Canyon, the great gorge of the Colorado River, is one of the natural wonders of the world. The canyon reaches depths greater than 1 mile (1.6 km), and its multicolored rock layers and steep rims are renowned for their beauty. After visiting the Grand Canyon in 1903, US President Theodore Roosevelt—an avid conservationist—became a major proponent of its preservation and designated it a US National Monument on January 11, 1908. Who fought against his efforts? More...


Land and mining claim holders tried to undermine President Theodore Roosevelt’s efforts to designate the Grand Canyon as a National Monument.
Topic: It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which...
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:44:46 PM
Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


Yeah. They must start somewhere. It's a long, devious path but quite valid to my mind… Right?


Good for you! Not everybody can articulate their innermost insights.
Topic: It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which...
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:02:31 PM
Deoxyribonucleic wrote:
There are so many good writers and beautiful quotes in this world, why stick on so few names.

Boring and respect diversification


Right, some are outdated, but others endured the test of time. I believe they are randomly taken to give us food for thought.
Topic: It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which...
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:59:14 AM
Daemon wrote:
It is well known to all experienced minds that our firmest convictions are often dependent on subtle impressions for which words are quite too coarse a medium.

George Eliot (1819-1880)


In other words, it’s hard to articulate our innermost thoughts.
Topic: Kabul University
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022 2:45:04 PM
Daemon wrote:
Kabul University

Established in the 1930s, Afghanistan's Kabul University became a premier educational institution. By the 60s, it was so highly regarded that it was even attracting foreign scholars, who introduced students to topics like communism. However, Afghanistan's civil war greatly disrupted university operations. Much of the faculty fled, and many of the library's 200,000 books were sold or destroyed. The school has since regained some of its former prominence. How many of its 7,000 students are women? More...


Only 1,700 female students out of 7,000.
Topic: There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022 10:01:49 AM
Daemon wrote:
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


The whole quote:
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.”

Here Thoreau was specifically calling out the evil and hypocrisy inherent in philanthropy,
Topic: There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
Posted: Monday, January 10, 2022 9:56:24 AM
Daemon wrote:
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


The phrase "striking at the root" may be an allusion to Matthew 3:10 -- "And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree ...