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Topic: Summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:27:14 AM
Daemon wrote:
Summer afternoon...the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James (1843-1916)


Yeah. It is always beautiful when we are healthy and happy... What about the two most ugly words?
Topic: The freedom of the press should be inviolate.
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 9:58:11 AM
Daemon wrote:
The freedom of the press should be inviolate.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


Any freedom exists as long as there are people who are ready to fight and, in the ultimate case, lose for it...
Topic: To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 1:01:42 PM
Daemon wrote:
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Although hard to swallow, there's a purpose in such trait. Society is structured through human weakness. Come apart at the seams...
Topic: To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read,...
Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 3:29:26 PM
Daemon wrote:
To admit authorities, however heavily furred and gowned, into our libraries and let them tell us how to read, what to read, what value to place upon what we read, is to destroy the spirit of freedom which is the breath of those sanctuaries. Everywhere else we may be bound by laws and conventions—there we have none.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)


Yeah. They found the other way around to desecrate those sanctuaries and to destroy the spirit of freedom...
Topic: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog...
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 10:13:48 AM
Daemon wrote:
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Yeah. Human beings are full of surprises and not all of them are pretty...
Topic: Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of...
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 10:38:09 AM
Daemon wrote:
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)


Yeah. All is smoke and mirrors – twice, thrice or more if needed...
Topic: Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 11:53:49 AM
Daemon wrote:
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)


A slightly different version: charity begins at floor level, and justice begins at ceiling level...
Topic: Where peace
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes
That comes to all.

Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017 2:57:20 PM
Daemon wrote:
And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all.

John Milton (1608-1674)


Yeah. So who the hell are all those "all" who are so lucky?
Topic: It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:12:41 PM
Daemon wrote:
It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.

Henry James (1843-1916)


Yeah. It takes time and perseverance to get an ounce of truth out of the garbage heap of history...
Topic: Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 6:03:52 AM
Daemon wrote:
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)


Yeah, and vice versa. I guess it is never ending cycle of life which we all inevitably must pass through...

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