Day 81: March 22 – Truth Needs Not The Ornament Of Many Words

~ The Temple of Hephaestus, Athens

Wisdom 

You are the clever ones, you reciters, actors, and the poets whose verse you chant; all I can do is tell the truth, as any plain man can do. Just look at my question; how simple they are.

~ Socrates

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Wit

Pressed for rules and verities,

All I recollect are these:

Feed a cold to starve a fever.

Argue with no true believer.

Think too-long is never-act.

Scratch a myth and find a fact.

~ Phyllis McGinley, Times Three: 1932 – 1960

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What Happened

1599: Birth of Flemish portraitist Anthony can Dyke.

1646: The Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold. The last battle of the English Civil War.

1832: Death of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His dying words were Mehr Licht (More Light)!

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