My Picks from Literature
"...mortal man must always look to his ending. And none can be called happy until that day when he carries his happiness down to the grave in peace".
Chorus in "Oedipus Rex " (Sophocles)
"Would any man exchange
A quiet life , with a royal rank assured,
For an uneasy throne?
To be a king, in name, was never part of my ambition;
Enough for me to live a kingly life".
Creon in "Oedipus Rex "( Sophocles)
Grow along with me,
the best is yet to be.
"...that a blighted spring makes a barren year, and the vernal flowers, however beautiful and gay, are only intended by nature as preparatives to autumnal fruits."
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) from "Rambler"
"You, who govern public affairs! What need have you to employ punishment? Love virtue, and the people will be virtuous. The virtues of a superior man are like the wind, the virtues of a comman man are like the grass; the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends."
To get a woman's heart, a man first must use his own.
Everyone wants to beat their own drum, but the wise sit back and listen
You see things as they are and ask "why?". I dream things as they never were and ask "why not?". G.B. Shaw
There are only to ways to live your life:One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if verything is.
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it; But Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that...because it was Everybodys job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it; but, Nobody realized that Everybody wouldnt do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!