Sunday, March 18, 2012

When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful." 

Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931)


The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. 

John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704) 


It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us. 

Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE) 


Pat said...

Epicurus is right on the money.

Celia said...

What a lovely St. Patrick's tradition. Good to know your family loves each other so much they could absorb a child so seamlessly.