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Quote June 14, 2010

Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 14, 10 at 2:46

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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RE: Quote June 14, 2010

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


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RE: Quote June 14, 2010

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


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  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 14, 10 at 9:21

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


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RE: Quote June 14, 2010

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"!


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