My Picks From Literature

Chorus in "Oedipus Rex"


"...mortal man must always look to his ending. And none can be called happy until that day when he carries his happiness down to the grave in peace".

Creon in "Oedipus Rex"


"Would any man exchange
A quiet life , with a royal rank assured,
For an uneasy throne?
To be a king, in name, was never part of my ambition;
Enough for me to live a kingly life".


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

"...that a blighted spring makes a barren year, and the vernal flowers, however beautiful and gay, are only intended by nature as preparatives to autumnal fruits."


Henry David Thoreau

"You, who govern public affairs! What need have you to employ punishment? Love virtue, and the people will be virtuous. The virtues of a superior man are like the wind, the virtues of a common man are like the grass; the grass, when the wind passes over it, bends."

Quotes that stand the test of time


This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it; But Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that...because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it; but, Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when Nobody did what Anybody could have done!