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.