Miscellaneous Quotes

In no particlar order:

autopodóplo- shooting one’s own foot.- Remy Porter, thedailywtf.com

If you ask for yourself what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery. –St. Peter Chrysologus

Nations spend money on weapons and armies. When war becomes a business (as it has in much of the world these days), I think the need to show that “We’re getting value for our money” leads to a lot of wars. 😦 – David W. Jones

Motto of the Moravian Church: “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, love”

An old English folksong:

Oh, for a booke and a shadie nooke,

Eyther in doore or out;

With the grene leaves whispering overhead

Or the street cryes all about;

Where I maie reade all at my ease,

Both of the newe and olde;

For a jollie goode booke whereon to looke

Is better to me than golde.

“While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best.” Samuel Johnson

“Imitation, even of the best models, is my aversion; it is servile and mechanical, a trick that has enabled many to usurp the name of author, who could not have written at all, if they had not written upon the pattern of somebody indeed original.” William Cowper


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