Friday Filosophy v.04.01.2022
Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and as a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.
I thought he would be an appropriate choice for April 1st.
- Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
- One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
- The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
- What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
- If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
- Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
- I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
- Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
- It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’
- If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
- Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
- You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
- Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.
The Time is Now