Friday, June 19, 2015

Thoughts for the Weekend

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.
~ Igor Stravinsky

To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Syllables govern the world.
~ John Selden

No two persons ever read the same book.
~ Edmund Wilson

The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
~ Sigmund Freud

When you sell a man a book you just don't sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue -- you sell him a whole new life.
~ Christopher Morley

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.
~ Rene Descartes

The last quote is a personal favorite.  I always learn something new from all these sages. It can be a feeling, a new word, a special thought, or even realize that the challenges, heartaches, and triumphs we experience today, have already happened in the past.  Only the people, the cultures, and the names have changed.

Victoria Saccenti

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