Friday, December 11, 2009

4 short quotes

  • Quote #85:  "Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity." - T.S. Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet.
  • Quote #86:  "Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar." - William Wordsworth (1770-1850), English poet.
  • Quote #87:  "A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), American author and linguist.
  • Quote #88:  "Man is a mixture of good and evil, and he can never be perfected in this life. The notion of his natural goodness is a delusive theory which will blow up any social order that is predicated upon it." - Richard M. Weaver (1910-1963), scholar and rhetorical theorist.

2 comments:

Terry said...

I think that Mark and I should be running this site!

Mark in Spokane said...

Well, Jakeman and Grandma don't seem to be doing much posting anymore, unfortunately. It would be helpful if whoever administers the site is a regular poster...

Of course, since Jakeman is now approaching one of the monumental points of his life, he might be a little occupied with his social calendar...


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Alexander Hamilton (by John Trumbull)