Proverbs/quotes/short poems/etc. that you like...

...cause you think they are wise, or inspiring, or arty, or whatever.

Let's start with a pair of them:

"The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the salt sea."  Karen Blixen

"Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds." Goethe

Sep 29, 2016 11:03 PM
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"If old Pontifex had had Cromwell's chances he would have done all that Cromwell did, and have done it better; if he had had Giotto's chances he would have done all that Giotto did, and done it no worse; as it was, he was a village carpenter, and I will undertake to say he never scamped a job in the whole course of his life."

--Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh

September 30, 2016


September 29, 2016

The bustard is a fortunate fowl,

for he has no reason to growl.

He is saved from what would be,


by the presence of a fortunate vowel.

(Isaac Asimov's favorite limeric)

September 29, 2016
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