Archive for the ‘International’ Category

Quote of the day, May 23

May 24, 2017

Aesop, “The Man and the Lion”

A Lion and a Man chanced to travel in company through the forest. They soon began to quarrel, for each of them boasted that he and his kind were far superior to the other both in strength and mind. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 17

May 17, 2017

The Jam, from “Standards”

Oh we make the standards and we make the rules
And if you don’t abide by them you must be a fool
We have the power to control the whole land
You never must question our motives or plans –
‘Cause we’ll outlaw your voices, do anything we want
We’ve nothing to fear from the nation
We’ll throw you out of your houses if you get too much
If we have to we’ll destroy your generation …

Quote of the day, May 16

May 17, 2017

Billy Bragg, from “It Says Here”

If this does not reflect your view you should understand
That those who own the papers also own this land
And they’d rather you believe
In Coronation Street capers
In the war of circulation, it sells newspapers
Could it be an infringement
Of the freedom of the press
To print pictures of women in states of undress …

Quote of the day, May 14

May 15, 2017

William Shakespeare, on language

“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.”

Quote of the day, May 13

May 13, 2017

George Bernard Shaw, on life

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Quote of the day, May 12

May 12, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, from Essays

“It is a rare life that remains orderly even in private.”

Quote of the day, May 11

May 12, 2017

Rainier Marie Rilke, from “Letters to a Young Poet”

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches.”

Quote of the day, May 8

May 8, 2017

William Wordsworth

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

Quote of the day, May 7

May 7, 2017

Francis Bacon, from Essays

“Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.”

Quote of the day, May 5

May 6, 2017

William Butler Yeats, on poetry

“We make our of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.”