If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
~Dionysius of Halicarnassus
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
Legacy is not leaving something for people, it’s leaving something in people.
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.
~Maud Hart Lovelace,
It is horrible that I have to find out about the passing of an ex-classmate via social media, but I guess that is how news travel nowadays.
Rest in peace, Helen. I shall always remember you as the friendly, smart and pretty classmate of 1984.
For it is up to you and me
to take solace
in nostalgia’s arms
and our ability
from fleeting moments.
~ Sanober Khan,
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
~ George Orwell, Politics and the English Language