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The greatest ob…

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge. -Daniel J. Boorstin, historian, professor, attorney, and writer (1914-2004)

“When one door…

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look
so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been
opened for us.”
Helen Keller

The most errone…

The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best — and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author (1941-2002) 

Those who canno…

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass. -Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE) 

Promethean PRO…

Promethean

 

PRONUNCIATION:
(pruh-MEE-thee-uhn) 

MEANING:
adjective: Boldly creative; defiant; audacious.
noun: A person who is boldly creative or defiantly original.
 
If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe. -Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996) 
 

naches

 

PRONUNCIATION:
(NAKH-es) 

MEANING:
noun: Emotional gratification or pride, especially taken vicariously at the achievement of one’s children.
 

parvenu

 

PRONUNCIATION:

(PAHR-vuh-noo, -nyoo) 

 

MEANING:
noun: One who has newly acquired wealth or status, but has not yet gained acceptance by others in that class. 
 
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914) 
 
Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don’t read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994) 
 
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. -Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator and author (1902-2001) 

Nothing is so f…

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

i don’t believ…

i don’t believe in regrets, i believe in the future.