“And that’s the way it is.”

“And that’s the way it is.” Revered newsman Walter Cronkite closed his nightly broadcast with these iconic words. Read More: http://www.tvguide.com/news/tvs-60-greatest-catchphrases-1070102/  

“His name… is Dalton.”

“His name… is Dalton.”, Jeff Healey in Road House speaking about Patrick Swayze’s character, the new bouncer.

“furuncle”

Definition: (noun) A painful sore with a hard pus-filled core. Synonyms: boil. Usage: His doctor referred him to a dermatologist who would examine the furuncle on his leg. …read more

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

Thingamajig – There seems to be one in every cubbyhole

Louisa May Alcott – definition of a philosopher

        My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. Discuss …read more

Lech Walesa on being lazy

“I’m lazy. But it’s the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn’t like walking or carrying things.” – Lech Walesa  

This dish could use a ‘soupcon’ of salt.

‘Soupcon’ Definition: (noun) A very small amount; a trace. Synonyms: mite, tinge, jot, hint, pinch, speck, touch. Usage: This dish could use a soupcon of salt. …read more

“I believe in one thing—that only a life lived for others is a life worth living”

Albert Einstein quotes – I believe in one thing—that only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Ziggurats

A ziggurat is a pyramidal structure built in receding tiers upon a rectangular, oval, or square platform with a shrine at its summit. Access to the shrine is provided by a series of ramps located on one side of the temple or by a continuous spiral ramp. These temples—the earliest examples of which date to […]

“Guests and fish both start to stink after three days”-Benjamin Franklin

“Guests and fish both start to stink after three days”-Benjamin Franklin

Acheulean Tools

Acheulean tools are the stone hand axes, cleavers, and other core tools created by prehistoric hominins across Africa, Asia, and Europe during the Lower Paleolithic Period. These tools date from around 1.5 million to 150,000 years ago, and some believe their development represents the genesis of human art, economy, and social organization. Curiously, some sites […]

Victor-Marie Hugo (1802)

Hugo was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist. The son of a general, he was an accomplished poet before age 20. With his verse drama Cromwell in 1827, he emerged as an important figure in Romanticism. His best-known novels are The Hunchback of Notre Dame, an evocation of medieval life, and Les Misérables, the story […]

“bear with me.”

“bear with me.” http://www.dailywritingtips.com/bare-or-bear-with-me/

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” – Mark Twain

“Selling Airplanes”

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front […]

Youth is wasted on the young

Youth is wasted on the young

onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia noun is a word which itself sounds like what the word means: Bang, crackle, zip, ha-ha, etc. Onomatopoeia Here is a HUGE list of ONOMATOPOEIC words used in complete sentences. You’ll love these original onomatopoeia examples. http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/figurative-language/poetic-devices/onomatopoeia-examples/

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty…”

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School

Disabuse

Disabuse verb Sounds like it has something to with stopping abuse, but really means to persuade someone to a view contrary to their own. Disabuse means to free someone of a belief that is not true. Many teachers of health find that when they teach, they spend as much energy disabusing kids of false beliefs as […]

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.”

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.” – Atticus Finch – Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Read More: http://www.harperlee.com/bio.htm

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