Monday, 23 March 2015

Reflections Through Time...

Quotes to start off Monday morning.

" Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow/ He who would search for pearls must dive below."
John Dryden All for Love - Prologue 1678

" Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. Such is the first principle of existentialism."
Jean-Paul Sartre on existentialism.

" Gambling is the great leveller. All men are equal - at cards."
Nicolai Vasilyevich Gogol ( 1809-1852 ) Gamblers.

" God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows."
Friedrich Klopstock ( 1724-1803 )

" The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races: the men who borrow, and the men who lend. "
Charles Lamb ( 1775-1834 ) The Two Races of Men

" The belief that words have a meaning of their own account is a relic of primitive word magic, and it is still a part of the air we breathe in nearly every discussion."
C K Ogden ( 1889-1957 ) The Meaning of Meaning 1923

" Our nature holds so much envy and malice that our pleasure in our won advantages is not so great as our distress at others'. "
Plutarch ( c.AD 46-120 ) Moralia

" There is a Southern proverb - fine words butter no parsnips. "
Walter Scott ( 1771 - 1832 ) ' The Legend of Montrose ' 1819

" In a somer season, when soft was the sonne."
William Langland ( c.1332-c.1400 ) Vision Concerning Piers Plowman. Prologue.