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Monday, September 04, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:
"Under all speech that is good for anything..."
"Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is
better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."
"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself..."
"Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the
heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but
always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable
doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say;
therefore you are called upon to give much."
"We should be careful to get out of an experience..."
"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is
in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot
stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well;
but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
"Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands..."
"Ignorant men don’t know what good they hold in their hands until they’ve
flung it away."