and it didn’t come back.
No man has yet said ‘Mate!’ in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious.
is a most salutary gift.
Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.
being kind, choose kind.
Into my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows
“I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one.” — George Bernard Shaw, playwright (to Winston Churchill) “Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second, if there is one.” — Churchill’s response
I remember years ago a guy I knew told me that people going to England find exactly what they go looking for.
it stinks of modern literature
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” — Emma Lazarus, American poet (1849–1887) I recall many years…