All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all.
|A weary soldier
"When I [could] take some nourishment, I felt the most extraordinary desire for a glass of Guinness." Doctors wrote in to say that they found Guinness good for everything from "insomnia, neurasthenia, debility and constipation" to an "effective aid for nursing mothers."
Guinness tried to get stout admitted into the U.S. during Prohibition as a medicine, but the Treasury Department coldly said no.
Notes: fighting against Napoleon at Waterloo wrote in his diary:
No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year.
|Fr. Mychal Judge
Good days, bad days, but never a boring day on this job. You do what God has called you to do. You show up, you put one foot in front of the other, and you do your job, which is a mystery and a surprise. You have no idea, when you get in that rig, what God is calling you to. But he needs you, so keep going. Keep supporting each other. Be kind to each other. Love each other. Work together. You love the job. We all do. What a blessing that is.
Notes: On September 10, 2001, less than 24 hours before he died, he re-dedicated Chief Von Essen's old firehouse in the Bronx.
|Attributed to the former Archbishop of the Church
Life has moved on but in ways which would not have been possible without the sacrifice, courage and devotion of those whose lives were taken. Let us remember with quiet pride and quiet admiration those who gave so much.
Don't be surprised
If I demur, for be advised
My passport's green.
No glass of ours was ever raised
To toast The Queen.
We can have in life but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.
I can't think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people's understanding of what's going on in the world.
|From The Captivity (act II, sc. 1) by Oliver Golds
Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way;
And still, as darker grows the night
Emits a brighter ray.
When people are divided, the only solution is agreement.
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