Friday, 25 September 2015

I Must Study

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. ~ John Adams #quote

He is a self-made man and worships his creator. ~ Irvin S Cobb #sarcastic #quote

The wind charged furiously through it, panting towards the downs #literaryExpression

Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. ~ Confucius #quote

Small-time gamblers who place small bet in order to prolong the excitement of a game are called "dead fish" by game operators because the longer the playing time, the greater the chances of losing. #factoid
A swaggering air of braggadocio [braggadocio = pretentious bragging] #literaryExpression

The cynics are right nine times out of ten. ~ Henry Louis Mencken #quote

Felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words #literaryExpression

It doesn't matter what temperature a room is; it's always room temperature #bumperstickers

Cold shoulder  ~ To display aloofness and disdain  #ENGidioms

ACHIEVEMENT, n. The death of endeavor and the birth of disgust. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote  

The average hen lays 228 eggs a year #factoids

Whistled life away in perfect contentment #literaryExpression

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. ~ Oscar Wilde #quote

Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

In the 13th century, it was customary to baptize children with beer. #factoid

Strange capacities and suggestions both of vehemence and pride #literaryExpression

Dignity and sweet patience were in her look #literaryExpression

The  severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the  reach. #lifelaws

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~ #BumperSticker

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

It was a night of little ease to his toiling mind #literaryExpression

Today's subliminal message is: ( ) #bumperstickers

I suffered agonies of shyness #literaryExpression

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou #quote

Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer. #factoid

Stamped with unutterable and solemn woe #literaryExpression

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright #quote

A puissant and brilliant family [puissant = powerful; mighty] #literaryExpression

ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote