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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Q is for Quotes

Today is about the letter Q.   So I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes.

“Good is not good, where better is expected. ``Thomas Fuller (1608 – 1661).  The Church-History of Britain, 1655.

“It is quality rather than quantity that matters.” Seneca The Younger (5? B.C. – A.D. 65).  “On Sophistical Argumentation,” Moral Letters to Lucilius, 34.1, tr Richard M. Gunmere, 1918.

“Less is more.” Robert Browning (1812 – 1889). “Andrea del Sarto” (I. 78), Men and Women, 1855.

“We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves.”  William Hazlitt (1778-1830). Characteristics in the Manner of Rochefoucault’s Maxims. 163, 1823.

“Big Brother Is Watching You.”  George Orwell (1903 – 1950) The caption under the ubiquitous poster of a glaring Big Brother, Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1.1, 1949.

“The greatest strength and wealth is self-control.”  Pythagoras (6th cent. B.C.)

“Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.” Charles H. Parkhurst (1842 -1933). “The Good Samaritan,” sermon.

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.”  David Starr Jordan (1851- 1931) The Philosophy of Hope, 2nd ed. (1st ed. Title: The Philosophy of Despair), p. 39, 1907 (1902).

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