Pair O’ Quotes

Perfections of means and confusion of goals seem – in my opinion – to characterize our age. If we desire sincerely and passionately the safety, the welfare and the free development of the talents of all men, we shall not be in want of the means to approach such a state. Even if only a small part of mankind strives for such goals, their superiority will prove itself in the long run. – Albert Einstein, 1941

The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. – John Maynard Keynes, 1923

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  • MandT  On Monday February 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    A brilliant start to the week!

    • Steve  On Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you! At least the colors are brilliant…

  • ellroon  On Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Parakeets? Via not a duck?

    • Steve  On Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      What’s that you say, ellroon? Something about a viaduct?

      I recall how amused we all were in a music history class to learn that in English art song, from the days of the madrigalists through at least the 19th century, “turtles billing” means turtle doves billing and cooing. Everyone in my class, including me, had mental images of turtles wearing green eyeshades and perusing ledgers…

      (Look it up… google “turtles billing”, and be sure to include the quote marks.)

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