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Christmas holidays

Christmas holidays

Christmas it seems to me is a necessary festival; we require a season when we can regret all the flaws in our human relationships: it is the feast of failure, sad but consoling. Graham Greene Christmas Eve is my favorite… I think the anticipation is more fun than anything else. I kind of lost that. The idea that something – food, traditions, an arbitrary date on the calendar – can be special because we decide … Continue reading

An essay on Quotes

An essay on Quotes

An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Life itself is a quotation. Jorge Luis Borges The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. Isaac D’Israeli Believe in yourself! Have faith in … Continue reading

Origin of Proverbs

Origin of Proverbs

Proverbs can express both the wisdom and the stupidity of the different cultures and peoples that characterize our small earthly and spiritual planet. Carl William Brown A proverb (the word means a comparison or likeness, from Latin, a set of words put forth) is a crisply stated principle of living. Jay Adams Proverbs are words that are skillfully crafted to stick in our minds and to engage us in thought. Carl William Brown The study … Continue reading