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Many phrases that have been adopted into everyday use originate from seafaring - in particular from the days of sail. Virtually all of these are metaphorical and the original nautical meanings are now forgotten. That association of travel and metaphor is significant in that the word metaphor derives from ancient Greek for 'to carry' or 'to travel'.
As a self-proclaimed loser word nerd, my absolute favorite class in college was Shakespeare . Regardless if the dude even existed or not, I feel intimidated writing about him using my own pathetically limited vocabulary, as I am that enthralled and marveled by his English language skillz (sorry, Will). That's why I was so stoked to see the newest Tumblr hit sweeping the Internet world : " Things We Say Today Which We Owe to Shakespeare ." There are so many things! I remember reading through his plays late at night for class, coming across phrases and sayings and having the light bulb in my head go off: So that's where that came from.
by Henrik Edberg Is truth stranger than fiction? Perhaps. In this great article written by Henrik Edberg, we find that Mark Twain had expressed in his writings over the years an entire philosophy for living. If he were around today, it seems he would be on the lecture circuit with the likes of Eckhart Tolle or Wayne Dyer.
Socrates Philosopher, mentor of Plato and Xenophon Socrates: "I have examined your position and determined your utterances to be mere brain-farts." Socrates: "If you want to know your own soul, you must talk to other people." Socrates: "From the time when I began to understand spoken words [I] have never left off seeking after and learning every ... thing that I could." [Asked if he was not embarrassed to still be studying in his old age:] Socrates: "I would be more embarrassed to be ignorant in my old age."
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100 quotes - to inspire, challenge, encourage, remind, enlighten, reassure, soothe, and delight. In celebration of 100 blog posts at Always Well Within ! Many thanks to my wonderful readers and subscribers. It’s such a privilege and a joy to write for you.
Ambition Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar
1. Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H Schuller 2. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown 3.