Every step and every movement of the multitude, even in what are termed enlightened ages, are made with equal blindness to the future; and nations stumble upon establishments, which are indeed the result of human action, but not the execution of any human design – Adam Ferguson who was born on this day in 1723.
The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory. Douglas Haig who was born on this day in 1861.
Invest in yourself, in your education. There’s nothing better. – Sylvia Porter – who was born on this day in 1913.
Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer. ―
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women. Harriet Beecher Stowe who was born on this day in 1811.
In reaction against the age-old slogan, “woman is the weaker vessel,” or the still more offensive, “woman is a divine creature,” we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that “a woman is as good as a man,” without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (…) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person. – Dorothy L Sayers who was born on this day in 1893.
Saying good night to the mountains, the sun throws his most beautiful rays to them, that they may not forget him till the morning. ―