Showing posts with label aphorism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aphorism. Show all posts

20.4.20

Quotation on Accepting Gifts in a Polite Manner (And Why You Shouldn't Look in a Horse's Mouth, Anyway)

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
- Traditional Saying
The saying comes from the practice of a customer looking in a horse's mouth to determine it's age.

Image Credit: "Always Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth". Editorial cartoon shows Uncle Sam examining the teeth (labeled "Wall St. Interests") of a powerful horse (labeled "Central Bank") offered by Senator Nelson W. Aldrich. By 1909, most people thought the American banking system to be badly in need of reform. Aldrich advocated the establishment of a Central Bank, a proposal opposed by progressive Democrats who saw it as an attempt by the financiers of Wall Street to gain control. Published in The New York Times, Dec. 1, 1909, p. 10

19.11.09

Aphorism: "Coffee Musing"

"A cup of coffee is the closest thing to hashish"

3.10.09

Aphorism Inspired by "Nightschool in Seventh Avenue Lodging House (Children's Aid Society)"

The more life sucks the more I abandon profundity.
image credit: ca. 1900, Jacob A. Riis, Museum of the City of New York

2.4.09

Aphorism With Image: "Hemmed"


I write when I am hemmed into a corner. Profile on me: sitting at my school desk surrounded by papers.

image: M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, 1948, lithograph, 11 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches