Dumping Ground

Jan 07
Laziness means more work in the long run.
— C.S. Lewis
Jan 04
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
— Camus
Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.
St Augustine of Hippo
Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.
St Augustine of Hippo, 4th century
Dec 29

We should learn languages because language is the only thing worth knowing even poorly. If someone knows how to play the violin only a little, he will find that the painful minutes he causes are not in proportion to the possible joy he gains from his playing. The amateur chemist spares himself ridicule only as long as he doesn’t aspire for professional laurels. The man somewhat skilled in medicine will not go far, and if he tries to trade on his knowledge without certification, he will be locked up as a quack doctor.

Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people. Asking in broken Italian which train we are supposed to board at the Venice railway station is far from useless. Indeed, it is better to do that than to remain uncertain and silent and end up back in Budapest rather than in Milan.

— Kató Lomb
Dec 22
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
— Richard Bach
Dec 19
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
— Marcus Aurelius
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
— Buddha
Nov 18