quotations

Christmas is coming…

Heap on more wood!–the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still. –Sir Walter Scott, Marmion, VI Little Jack Horner sat in his corner Eating a Christmas pie. He put in his thumb, and pulled out a plumb, And said, “What a good boy am I!” –Little …

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A New Week, Thanks to Machiavelli

When evening has arrived, I return home, and go into my study. … For hours together, the miseries of life no longer annoy me; I forget every vexation; I do not fear poverty; for I have altogether transferred myself to those with whom I hold converse. –Machiavelli I’ve turned the page on a new week …

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A New Week at the Guide

At The Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading, each group of seven days is headed by an epigraph. Today’s is one of my favorites. Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. –Lord Bacon, from The Essay, “Of Studies” Path …

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Book-love

We have known Book-love to be independent of the author and lurk in a few charmed words traced upon the title-page by a once familiar hand. –Anonymous Each new week at The Guide to Daily Reading begins with an epigraph. Oh! I see next week is Bacon. How timely.