In the mail – Geary’s Guide

Today in the mail, I got my copy of James Geary’s Geary’s Guide to the World’s Great Aphorists (the double Geary’s is on purpose – a verbal tick of sorts). As  began perusing it, found myself enjoying it immensely. It’s not a read through book, but I’m sure I’ll get a lot of it. Has a somewhat unique layout, which makes it unlike other “quote” books I’ve seen. Purchased on a recommendation from a blog over at Inside Higher Education. Looks like it’s a winner. A few samples (but only a few):

There is enough light for those whose only desire is to see, and enough darkness for those of the opposite disposition. (Pascal)

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all the time. (Camus)

The more you judge, the less you love. (Balzac)

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. (Josh Billings – with whom I am unfamiliar, but who was regarded as being on the plane of Twain and Bierce)


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