Monday, May 21, 2001

More Quoted Wisdom

Talking is like playing the harp; there is as much in laying the hand on the strings to stop their vibrations as in twanging them to bring out their music.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894)

Men ever had, and ever will have leave, / To coin new words well suited to the age, / Words are like Leaves, some wither every year, / And every year a younger Race succeeds.
-Horace, poet and satirist (65-8 BCE) [Ars Poetica, Art of Poetry] translated by Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon (1633-1685)

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