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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Posted in Hereford

SECULAR CHRISTMAS CARD
Hubris stands for extreme pride or self-confidence. Today I stood myself down and employed real writers. Robinson

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. Shakespeare

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Twain

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. (And, of course, ladies). WS

All emotion is involuntary when genuine. MT

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. WS

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. MT

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Post scriptum. Not a good year, 2014. But eased by cheerful, encouraging and articulate voices. Thanks to you all, it's a privilege to share the world with you.

Pic: Hogarth's The Shrimp Girl

6 comments:

Stella said...

Wonderful quotes, all. Can you reference the one " books in brooks" by WS for me, please? Good Will!

Rouchswalwe said...

Thank you for some damn good quotes and here's to drinking down unkindness and doing the right thing! Prost, lieber Robbie!

Lucy said...

Wishing you and Veronica all such good things, and a better 2015. Much love.

Lucas said...

I really enjoyed the alternating voices of MT and WS. They packed so much insight into those sayings and so did you by picking them out.
A very happy Christmas to you and Veronica and a good 2015!

Blonde Two said...

“Each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.”
Mitch Albom - The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

Merry Christmas Robbie and thanks.

Roderick Robinson said...

All: Thanks all. Stella: AYLI, Duke Senior, act 2, scene 1