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Great civilizations and animal standards of behavior coexist only for short periods.  --Jenkin Lloyd Jones

October 9th, 2017|Categories: Asides, Quotes|0 Comments

Living With Ghosts

One need not be a chamber to be haunted, One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity" (first stanza of Ghosts) I'd never seen that poem before today, but that first [...]

August 4th, 2011|Categories: Quotes|1 Comment

Twain on Blogging

At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances in a book; and he dashes at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a [...]

July 14th, 2011|Categories: Quotes|3 Comments

Twain Wisdom

Every civilization carries the seeds of its own destruction, and the same cycle shows in them all. The Republic is born, flourishes, decays into plutocracy, and is captured by the shoemaker whom the mercenaries and millionaires make into a king. [...]

April 21st, 2011|Categories: Quotes|Tags: |2 Comments