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Rest not!  Life is sweeping by;
  go and dare before you die.
Something mighty and sublime,
  leave behind to conquer time.
   —  Johan Wolfgang Goethe
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On This Day In:
2017 And Wealth A Poor Substitute For Ability
2016 Neither Darkness Nor Shadows
2015 It Took Roots
2014 Hard Evidence
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
Ooops, Again
2011 Why Not?
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Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do.
      —  Johan Wolfgang Goethe
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On This Day In:
2015 For Awhile Anyway
2014 By Contrast
2013 A Very Long Time…
2012 Raise And Support
2011 Naturally
2010 A Quick Sunday Morning Read
Giants Win Game 4 In Shutout 4 to 0!!!

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The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models.  By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena.  The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.
   —  John von Neumann
The mathematician is dependent on what is quantitative, on everything that can be determined by number and measurement, and so, in a certain sense, on the universe in its outwardly recognizable form.  If, however, we contemplate this, in so far as we are endowed with this capacity, with all our intellect and all our powers, we realize that quantity and quality must be looked upon as the two poles of visible being; which is also why the mathematician raises the language of his formulas high enough, in so far as this is possible, to include the immeasurable world together with the measurable and calculable world.  And now everything appears tangible, within reach and mechanical, and he comes to be suspected of secret atheism, in that he, as it seems, believes he can also grasp what is most incomprehensible of all, what we call God, and therefore seems to be relinquishing the idea of God’s special or pre-eminent being.
   —  Goethe
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On This Day In:
2015 Non Sequitur
2014 No Flags League
I Ain’t Who Am
2013 Spoiling For Fame?
2012 How Many?
2011 Too Tired To Chat Much
2010 I Must Be Crazy!!

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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing, a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
     —   Johan Wolfgang Goethe
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On This Day In:
2013 A Happiness Weapon
2012 An Eagle Has Departed
Ummm
And In My Prayers
2011 Welcome Doubt
2010 Talk, Talk, Talk…
Every Day At Least
Democratic Suicide
Pleasurable Reading
Loose Joy
Do, Er, Write – Whatever
This Glorious Company
Relax With A Good Book
Neither Vice Nor Weakness
That’s Rich!
Man Will Prevail!!!
Frankly Speaking to Arizona
Brother By Another Mother

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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
 

—  Johan Wolfgang Goethe
 

[I prefer to think we are shaped by who we love and who loves us in turn.  —  KMAB]
 

 

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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
  —  Goethe
[And yet a little knowledge is also a dangerous thing…  —  KMAB]
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Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
 

—  Goethe
 

[You can NEVER finish what you haven’t started…  —  KMAB]

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