BOSTON - One day last year, every person on earth was bombarded with 100,000 billion ghastly particles called neutrons heralded into space by the explosion of a star, an astronomer has said.
He said the supernova explosion was the equivalent of about one million atomic bombs of the kind that destroyed Hiroshima. That is more energy than a hundred stars shining like the earth’s sun would give off in light over the lifetime of the universe.
BORN FREE - K. Geeta Menon
I was born
In a crack in the concrete
Sun and rain alternated,
I became a botanist’s dream.
Yet the guilliotine is awaited by me
For the place of my birth
was not the coveted pot.
‘THE PLEASURES OF PHILOSOPHY’ WILL DURANT
self gnawing souls, Don Quixotes of imagination and Hamlets of achievements.
He is a ship that never makes a port, while all its cargo rots.
He has a thousand wishes, but no will.
an ounce of example is worth ton of compulsion.
rural elder on his moral holidays in the metropolis.
Balzac compared the average bridegroom to an orag -utang trying to play the violin.
new things are seldom established except by insinuating themselves in the old - a lesson which youth learns when youth is gone.
industrialization has drawn woman from the drudgery of the home into the serfdom of the shop.
modern women - they specialize in the art of doing nothing in a thousand fancy ways.
some women offers to her husband very little that he might not just as well secure, by short term investments properly diversified.
seek health first, and all things else will be added unto you.
as Nietzsche put it “ the first requisite of a gentleman is to be a perfect animal. It would be necessary for this to choose proper ancestors, and this being difficult, we can at least choose proper diet and habits. Take a diet that gives you ’digestive peace’.
keep your bowels open and your mouth shut ; this is the gamut of wisdom.
to fight does not mean necessity to shout and strike, it may mean to persist quietly and politely to one’s goal.
REASONS’ healthy function is to serve as an aid to action; when it becomes an industry in itself, it makes Hamlets and logicians, the tug of war remains undecided, and the muscle and character rot.