“I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.” — Thoreau
“It is equally pointless to weep because we won’t be alive a hundred years from now as that we were not here a hundred years ago.” — Montaigne
“People are usually more firmly convinced that their opinions are precious than that they are true.” — George Santayana
“All this buttoning and unbuttoning.”
— Anonymous 18th-century suicide note, cited in The Oxford Dictionary Of Quotations
“A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double. The hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the fore part plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her till you tread upon it.” — Thoreau
“In quarrelling the truth is always lost.” — Publilius Syrus
“People born to be hanged are safe in water.” — Mark Twain’s mother
“My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine. Everybody drinks water.” — Mark Twain
“I know of no rule which holds so true as that we are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.” — Thoreau
- The telephone number 266-8687 spells both AMOUNTS and CONTOUR.
- 38856 = (38 – 85) × 6
- CARTHORSE is an anagram of ORCHESTRA.
- The French for paper clip is trombone.
- “The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.” — Samuel Butler