Monday, 9 April 2012

Ongar: An extract from the Commonplace Book of Edward Reeve c1860

Who says too much, says nothing.

Persons who are good at excuses are seldom good at anything else.

Gold wins its way, where angels might despair.

Seldom abandon your ground as long as you think yourself right, and never perversely maintain it, when you know yourself wrong.

A person speaking to a very deaf man, and getting angry at his not catching his meaning said, “Why it is as plain as A.B.C.”.  “That may be, Sir,” replied the poor man, “but I am D.E.F.”.

One way to avoid failure, is not to try it.

No comments: