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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

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 15 Aug 2018, 01:27
by Dreamweaver
“As democracy is perfected, the office [of president] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move towards a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

HL Mencken in the Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 15 Aug 2018, 07:53
by Perrorist
A prophet before his time.

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 15 Aug 2018, 16:13
by Mahalia
Given to me quite a few years back by my driving instructor - I still remember it and it still holds good.
"Right of way is something you are given, if it isn't given - you haven't got it"
\:D/

Re: Todays quote

Posted: 21 Aug 2018, 12:11
by Mahalia
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today 8-[