STATUS QUOtes — 20240708

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —



Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall.” — Ernest Renan

“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.” — Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

“Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.” — Immanuel Kant

“Finishing second means you are the first to lose [ed].” — Gilles Villeneuve



“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
— Marlene Dietrich —

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STATUS QUOtes — 20160809

“The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.” — Marcus Aurelius

“The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.” — Ernest Renan

“Every man has in himself a continent of undiscovered character. Happy is he who acts as the Columbus to his own soul.” — Sir J. Stephen

“When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.” — Casey Stengel originally published this post

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