Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Quotes: Fanaticism. Fantasy. Farm. Fashion.

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.

Fanaticism 250 It takes intelligence to defeat fanaticism. "One defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence." Orwell. 1949. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Fanaticism 259 Fanatics redouble their effort when they have forgotten their purpose. "Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim." Santayana. 1950-6. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Fanaticism 245 In itself the subject of fanaticism is good, but in its outward behavior it is evil. "Viewed from within, each religion or national fanaticism stands for a good; but in its outward operation it produces and becomes an evil." George Santayana. “Intuitive Morality.” 1905. Gross, ed. Essays.

Fantasy 740 Fantasies become the realities of the future. "But the fantasies of one day are the deepest realities of a future one." Hawthorne: “The Hall of Fantasy.”

Fantasy 555 Fantasy creates ideal models that some times transform whole peoples. "…fantasy, which is less frightened by the facts and creates ideal models in terms of which the facts are ordered in the mind—sometimes transform[s] the outlook of an entire people and generation." Sir Isaiah Berlin. “Churchill and Roosevelt.” 1949. Gross, ed. Essays.

Farm, Farming, Farmers
Farmer 106. April. "The earth belongs to him [the farmer] again, but he also belongs to the earth." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Farming 137 "It seemed as if we could hear the corn growing in the night." Cather, My √Āntonia

Farming 84 "The ability to turn a smooth, straight furrow was and still is, a gauge of the farmer’s skills." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year

Farming 105 April. "He [the farmer] turns the clean, straight furrows and something of the soil is plowed into him, the smell of it, the look and feel." Borland, Twelve Moons of the Year.

Fashion 88 Fools invent fashions and wise men follow them. "Fools invent fashions, and wise men are fain to follow them." Samuel Butler (I). 1660-80. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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