Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Guest Flogger

Today is Tuesday, 22 May 2006.

Corrected to Today is Tuesday, 23 May 2006. [Thanks to Short and Sweet; see Comments.]

Your author decided to give his lash a rest today. Please welcome the Museum of the Bourgeois guest flogger, Samuel Clemens --- Mr. Mark Twain.

“Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?”

“Adam was but human --- this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden.”

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”

“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”

“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it --- and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again --- and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.”

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”

3 Comments:

Anonymous short & sweet said...

Today is Tuesday, May 23rd.

1:06 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Maybe in YOUR alternate universe, buddy.

1:57 PM  
Blogger RtR said...

From the Huffington Post:

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservative."

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
British philosopher

"Suppose you were a heartless bastard, and suppose you were a Republican, but, .....I repeat myself."

Mark Twain

"All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
U.S. writer, poet, philosopher

"The superior person understands rightness; the inferior person understands profit"

Confucius

10:10 AM  

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