Day 79: March 20 – Flow Of Words Is Not Always Flow Of Wisdom

~ The Ruins of the Theater in Ancient Sparta

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Wisdom
In my opinion it’s not a good cobbler who fits large shoes on small feet.

~ Agesilaus, Spartan King, in response to somebody  was praising an orator for his ability to magnify small points.

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Wit

I never  knew a man so blase that his face did not change when he heard that some action or creation of his had been praised;

yes, even when that praise came from man most insignificant.

~ Hilaire Belloc, The Silence of the Sea

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What Happened

43 BC: Roman poet Ovid is born.

1727: English scientist Sir Isaac Newton dies in London.

1815: Switzerland becomes permanently neutral.

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