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Re: Todays quote

Posted: 22 Jun 2018, 23:05
by Dreamweaver
Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
~ John Jeavons

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 23 Jun 2018, 04:26
by Perrorist
True that.

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 05 Jul 2018, 20:32
by Dreamweaver
The less the knowledge, the harder to add to it.

BY JOHN M. ROBERTSON

In an account of the modern Egyptians in the first half of the nineteenth century: “Some Egyptians who had studied for a few years in France declared to me that they could not instil any of the notions which they had there acquired even into the minds of their most intimate friends.” So in modern Japan there were many assassinations of reformers, and some civil war, before Western ideas could gain a footing. The less the knowledge, in short, the harder to add to it.
Chapter II PRIMITIVE FREETHINKING
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/51793/5 ... -h.htm#ch2