Category Archives: Aphorisms

Aphorisms and Quotations

A quotation for today . . .

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
~ Agatha Christie

A Thought for the Day

“Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several—from foolish vanity, from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought, from contempt of others, from jealousy.”
~ Jean de la Bruyere

A quotation for today

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
~ Gertrude Stein

Even more true today than when she wrote it, I’d say!

Bleak beauty . . .

“In the bleak midwinter
“Frosty wind made moan,
“Earth stood hard as iron,
“Water like a stone;
“Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
“Snow on snow,
“In the bleak midwinter,
“Long ago.”
~ Christina Rossetti

Bleak and barren, but beautiful words.

Thought for today . . .

“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.”
~ Jacques Maritain