Quote June 14, 2010

don_socalJune 14, 2010

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.

George Bancroft

Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.

George Bancroft

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coconut_nj

Very nice Don. Just what I needed before bed, some things to contemplate as I drift off. I like all three very much. Thanks.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 3:46AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Interesting thoughts, especially the first one. Speaks not very highly of our civilization.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 7:38AM
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lilod(NoCal/8)

Good thoughts, I relate to the middle one in particular...

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 9:21AM
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mawheel

All three are thought-provoking, but I particularly like the third one. After almost 59 years of marriage, rarely does a day go by that DH doesn't tell me how pretty I am. In his case, "beauty" is definitely in the "eye of the beholder"!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 1:33PM
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