Monday, July 14

Quotes of Note

To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.

George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)

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"The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others."

Cato

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"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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"Men are tattooed with their special beliefs like so many South Sea Islanders; but a real human heart with divine love in it beats with the same glow under all the patterns of all earth'[s thousand tribes."

Oliver Wendell Holmes

9 comments:

whimsical brainpan said...

Great quotes!

I especially like the Coleridge quote.

Mar said...

Very nice quotes, I particularly like the third one: "The happiness of life ..."

Granny Annie said...

My brain is a little slow this morning and I had to read each one twice to catch the meaning. Good quotes -- as always Judy.

Beverly said...

Those are great quotes. Thanks for a good way to start the day.

Ginnie said...

Hi Judy. Those quotes were a little more profound than your usual chuckles...I've just returned home from a long trip and am not rested enough to appreciate them !

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Someday I am going to make up a quote that everybody will have on the tiptoe of their lips. I am going to do this one word at a time, like, the first word is "Shakespeare..." Then I'll just roll on from there.

CAROLYN said...

Good quotes to live by :)

JeanMac said...

Enjoyed as I always do.

PI said...

Let's hear it for Santayana!