Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Interesting Thoughts

I've been collecting a few quotes that I wanted to post and comment on, but they stand pretty well on their own. Let me know what you think.

[I]t is much easier for an active mind to acquire the virtues of patience, than for a passive one to assume those of energy.

- John Stuart Mill

El amor no es sólo un sentimiento. Es también un arte.

- Balzac

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

- Samuel Johnson

I'll let you decide whether I read the likes of Mill, Balzac, and Johnson for pleasure.


v said...

I'm slightly confused as to why the Balzac quote is in Spanish and not French.

avacadojer said...

I thought Honoré was a funny name for a Spaniard . . . the quote is in Spanish because I get a daily quote in Spanish, and that was the quote one day.

But how do you know that Balzac didn't say it in Spanish?

carver said...

Because she's never wrong... never... ever... not once. *Sniff*