Month: March 2016

226

“It is my clumsiness, my uncertainty that is really myself.”

~ Paul Valery, Monsieur Teste

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225

“By my rambling digressions I perceive myself to be grown old. I us’d to write more methodically. But one does not dress for private Company as for a public Ball.”

~ Benjamin Franklin, Autobiography

223

“Happy are they whom privacy makes innocent, who deal so with men in this world, that they are not afraid to meet them in the next, who when they die, make no commotion among the dead.”

~ Thomas Browne, Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall

221

“They denied that miracles ever happened, but believed in the perfectibility of the human race.”

~ Carl Becker, The Heavenly City of the 18th-Century Philosophers