Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quotes: Discipline. Disease. Dogs. doubt.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Discipline 164 Either smack her or put her in the coal hole or she'll be uncontrollable. "But I put it upo’ your conscience, Master Marner, as there’s one of ‘em you must choose—ayther smacking or the coal-hole—else she’ll get so masterful, there’ll be no holding her." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

Discipline 167 If you can't stop her from touching things, then keep them out of her way. "…and if you can’t bring your mind to frighten her off touching things, you must do what you can to keep ‘em out of her way." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

Disease 785 People who are diseased are egocentric. "All persons, chronically diseased, are egotists, whether the disease be of the mind or body." Hawthorne: Hawthorne: “Egotism; or, the Bosom-Serpent”

Disease 326 You can't live and not be diseased. "Is not disease the rule of existence?" Thoreau. 1851. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Dogs 87 "The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." Andrew Rooney. Portable Curmudgeon.

Dogs 87 "To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the consistent popularity of dogs." Aldous Huxley. Portable Curmudgeon.

3. Dogs 39 Her owner rejected her, but she followed him anyway because she had nowhere else to go or be. "But Godfrey thrust her [his brown-spaniel, Snuff] away without looking at her, and left the room, followed humbly by the unresenting Snuff--perhaps because she saw no other career open to her." George Eliot, Silas Marner.

Doubt 231 If we see a proof, we will know where to put our doubts. "A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts." Anon. Cit. W. H. Auden. 1971. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Doubt 270 If we solve one doubt, we create many more. "…we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones." Joseph Priestley. 1775-86. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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