Thursday, October 30, 2014

Post #1674

Friends should be weighed, not told; who boasts to have won a multitude of friends has never had one.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Post #1673

Fools and sensible men are equally innocuous. It is in the half fools and the half wise that the greatest danger lies.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Post #1672

Subtract from a great man all that he owes to opportunity and all that he owes to chance, all that he has gained by the wisdom of his friends and by the folly of his enemies, and our Brobdignag will often become a Liliputian.
—Charles Caleb Colton

Monday, October 27, 2014

Post #1671

A thankful man owes a courtesy ever; the unthankful but when he needs it.
—Ben Jonson

Friday, October 24, 2014

Post #1670

You don't learn to hold your own in this world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.
—George Bernard Shaw
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