Archive for June, 2017

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2017

Umberto Eco, on reality

“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2017

John Gardner, on writing book reviews

“Writing a review isn’t really analytical; it’s for the most part quick reactions—joys and rages. I certainly never write a book review about I don’t think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it’s an enormously bad book.”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 25, 2017

Gilda Radner, on dogs

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on knowledge

“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 23, 2017

William Shakespeare, on action

“Action is eloquence.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 23, 2017

Confucius, on self-reflection

“When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”

Quote of the day, June 20

June 23, 2017

Winston Churchill, on language

“Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”

Quote of the day, June 19

June 19, 2017

Leonardo Da Vinci, on argumentation  

“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”

Quote of the day, June 18

June 19, 2017

Mark Twain, on freedom 

“It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.”