Archive for September, 2016

Quote of the day, Sept. 30

September 30, 2016

Oliver Goldsmith, on imitation

“People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 29

September 29, 2016

Samuel Johnson, on writers (1755)

“Though not to write, when a man can write so well, is an offence sufficiently heinous …”

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2016

Jeff Kinney, on choices

“Because it’s our choices that makes us who we are.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 27

September 27, 2016

Margaret Mead, on being unique

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 26

September 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton, on education

“We have to make sure education is available and affordable to everyone. We need to make college affordable so that you don’t have to borrow … and pay off your (student) debt.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 25

September 25, 2016

Tom Stoppard, from Jumpers

“It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2016

Blaise Pascal, from the Pensees

“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 23

September 23, 2016

Charles M. Schulz, on our destiny

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 22

September 22, 2016

Henry David Thoreau, on wealth

“That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2016

Richard Hartshorne, on maps (1939)

“So important, indeed, is the use of maps in geographic work, that, without wishing to propose any new law, it seems fair to suggest to the geographer a ready rule of thumb to test the geographic quality of any study he is making: if his problem cannot be studied fundamentally by maps—usually by a comparison of several maps—then it is questionable whether or not it is within the field of geography.”