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Topic: I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't...
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:52:53 AM
Daemon wrote:
I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose would be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)


The ear wants to be satisfied too!Whistle
Topic: My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:59:08 PM
Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


Yeah. How does play in all this scheme the increased longevity?



A world crowded with idiots.Whistle
Topic: Declaration of Christmas Peace in Turku, Finland
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 8:19:57 AM
Merry Christmas to you and to and the whole Finland.
Topic: To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 4:33:21 AM
pedro wrote:
wifely duties


Really? Are you kidding?Shame on you
Topic: So, naturalists observe, a flea
Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller still to bite 'em;
And...

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 3:47:22 PM
thar wrote:
or
another version
Quote:
Big fleas have little fleas,
Upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas,
and so, ad infinitum.


For learners expecting a serious quotation here, say it out loud. Whistle

and so, ad infinitum


Silenced loudly...
Topic: I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 8:11:27 AM
[quote=Mehrdad77]There are two problems for our species' survival - nuclear war and environmental catastrophe - and we're hurtling towards them. Knowingly.


Shame on you -there are three problems: nuclear war, environmental catastrophe and state religions.


Topic: egoist vs egotist
Posted: Sunday, July 09, 2017 10:26:46 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
egoist
egotist

Is there a difference in meaning between the words?

Thanks.


While similar, they have some important differences. Consider this note on usage from the Oxford Dictionaries:

The words egoism and egotism are frequently confused, as though interchangeable, but there are distinctions worth noting. Both words derive from Latin ego (‘I’), the first-person singular pronoun. Egotism, the more commonly used term , denotes an excessive sense of self-importance, too-frequent use of the word ‘I,’ and general arrogance and boastfulness. Egoism, a more subtle term , is perhaps best left to ethicists, for whom it denotes a view or theory of moral behavior in which self-interest is the root of moral conduct. An egoist, then , might devote considerable attention to introspection, but could be modest about it, whereas an egotist would have an exaggerated sense of the importance of his or her self-analysis, and would have to tell everyone.
Topic: "no light of matter"
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:51:57 AM
"But reason has no power against feeling, and feeling older than history is no light matter."

Please, can someone explain me in other words the highlighted portion of the clause? Thanks in advance.
Topic: You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being...
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:26:24 AM
Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)


Nah. If you had no right to be born, then the next logical step would be that you had right to be killed... Am I right?


Yes, you are. It has be done for centuries, if not physically , definitely in the soul.
Topic: The Hammond Circus Train Wreck
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:28:50 PM
Daemon wrote:
The Hammond Circus Train Wreck

On June 22, 1918, a locomotive pulling 20 empty passenger cars rear-ended the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train near Hammond, Indiana. The wreck and subsequent fire—likely ignited by the oil lamps in the circus train's wooden sleeping cars—resulted in 86 deaths and 127 injuries. Most of the dead were buried five days later in a nearby cemetery in a section called Showmen's Rest, which had been purchased by the Showmen's League of America just months earlier. What caused the collision? More...


So sad!

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