Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Perhaps A Quote?

Interesting people indeed.

" Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. "Benjamin Disraeli on Biography Contarini Fleming 1844
" Authority intoxicates / And makes mere sots of magistrates; / The fumes of it invade the brain, / And make men giddy, proud, and vain. " Samuel Butler ( 1612-1680 ) Miscellaneous Thoughts 1680.
" When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason has left them. " Willa Cather ( 1873-1947 ) My Mortal Enemy 1926.
" And certaynly our langage now used varyeth ferre from that which was used and spoken when I was borne. " William Caxton ( c. 1422-1491 ) 1490.
" He was a verray, parfit gentil Knyght. " Geoffrey Chaucer ( c.1340-1400 ) The Canterbury Tales Prologue.
" And then my heart with pleasure fills, / And dances with the daffodils. " William Wordsworth ( 1770-1850 ) ' I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud ' 1807.
" The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age be contested without danger. "Mary Wollstonecraft ( 1759-1797 ) A Vindication of the Rights of Women 1792.
" Mrs Ballinger is one of those ladies who pursue Culture in bands, as if it were dangerous to meet it alone. " Edith Wharton ( 1862-1937 ) Xingu 1916.
" All the reasoning of men is not worth one sentiment of women. " Voltaire ( 1694-1778 ) Maximes.
" If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. Hermann Hesse ( 1877-1962 ) Demian.