I’m not sure what got me started on this yesterday. It could have been the fact that I was in a bookstore to pick up something I probably won’t have time to read soon. The book is Pamela; Or, Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson. Pamela is an Eighteenth Century epistolary novel which I hadn’t heard of until I read Vivien Jones’s 1996 introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I had already finished reading Pride and Prejudice by the time I looked at the introduction. Ms. Jones alluded to Pamela, and made it clear that the book … Continue reading Anyone is a Critic — but Shouldn’t be
ALL MEN MAKE MISTAKES, BUT A GOOD MAN YIELDS WHEN HE KNOWS HIS COURSE IS WRONG…THE ONLY CRIME IS PRIDE. — SOPHOCLES Continue reading Some Wisdom from Sophocles
AN ARROGANT PERSON CONSIDERS HIMSELF PERFECT. THIS IS THE CHIEF HARM OF ARROGANCE. IT INTERFERES WITH A PERSON’S MAIN TASK IN LIFE: BECOMING A BETTER PERSON. — LEO TOLSTOY Continue reading Leo Tolstoy Quotation
THE NEED TO BE RIGHT IS THE SIGN OF A VULGAR MIND. — ALBERT CAMUS Continue reading Albert Camus Quote
THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN HUMAN IGNORANCE IS HUMAN PRIDE IN THAT IGNORANCE. — GEORGE TAKEI Continue reading George Takei Quote
THE ADVICE OF THE ELDERS TO YOUNG MEN IS VERY APT TO BE AS UNREAL AS A LIST OF THE HUNDRED BEST BOOKS. — OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, JR. Continue reading It’s all Subjective. Okay, That’s Just My Opinion.
Be careful about making assumptions based on the way a word sounds. Refer to the dictionary when needed, and if you’re unsure about something you should determine that the dictionary is indeed needed. That said, here’s an observation: SUPERCILIOUS PEOPLE REALLY ARE SUPER SILLY, BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY. A PUPPY IS SUPER SILLY IN A GOOD WAY. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT. Continue reading A Matter of Semantics
Often, the most confused person in the room is the one who claims to have answers. Continue reading Sixteen Words For Donald Trump