Thursday, February 25, 2010

Daily Dose

From English Critical Essays: Nineteenth Century, selected and edited by Edmund D. Jones


"There are few thoughts likely to come across ordinary men, which have not already been expressed by greater men in the best possible way; and it is a wiser, more generous, more noble thing to remember and point out the perfect words, than to invent poorer ones, wherewith to encumber temporarily the world."

From John Ruskin's Of the Pathetic Fallacy

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