The past is ever so interesting...
" There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little. " Francis Bacon ( 1561-1626 ) ' Of Suspicion '
" A Robin Redbreast in a Cage/Puts all of Heaven in a Rage. "William Blake ( 1757-1827 ) Auguries of Innocence 5
" Grow old with me! / The best is yet to be. " Robert Browning ( 1812-1889 ) ' Rabbi ben Ezra ' 1864
" People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. If I lived in Moscow I don't think I'd care what the weather was like. " Anton Chekhov ( 1860-1904 ) The Three Sisters 1901
" It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance...and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."Henry James ( 1843-1916 ) letter to H.G.Wells July 1915
" Speech is the small change of silence. " George Meredith ( 1828-1909 ) The Ordeal of Richard Feverel 1859
" Men do not desire to be rich, but to be richer than other men. " John Stuart Mill ( 1806-1873 ) ' Essay on Social Freedom '
" We seek him here, we seek him there, / Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. /Is he in heaven? - Is he in hell? / That demmed, elusive Pimpernel? "Baroness Orczy (1865-1947 ) The Scarlet Pimpernel 1905
" There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Mark Twain / Samuel Langhorne Clemens ( 1835-1910 ) Autobiography