Showing posts from March, 2012

"Is it so small a thing To have enjoy'd the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done..."-- Matthew Arnold

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672), 'Meditations Divine and Moral,' 1655

'These rough notes....' - Robert Falcon Scott

'Every day some new fact comes to light - some new obstacle which threatens the gravest obstruction. I suppose this is the reason which makes the game so well worth playing.' (Robert Falcon Scott)

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." (Samuel Johnson)

“Unto this wood I came As to a nest; Dreaming that sylvan peace Offered the harrowed ease- Nature a soft release From men's unrest” (Thomas Hardy)

'This hill, though high, I covet to ascend.......'

“To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” (George Kneller)

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. (Havelock Ellis)

'There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune...

'Wan February with weeping cheer....

Bad weather always looks worse through a window. ~Tom Lehrer