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Saturday, July 07, 2007
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:
"Sit down before fact as a little child..."
"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
-Thomas Henry Huxley
"‘Twas the night before Christmas..."
"‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads;"
-Clement Clarke Moore
"At Christmas play and make good cheer..."
"At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year."
"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall..."
"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
"Who dares to teach..."
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."
-John Cotton Dana