“The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.”
Before his rise to fame as a motion picture icon, Harrison Ford was a carpenter. He was entirely self-taught and since he was getting only bit parts in his early days in Hollywood, he opted to become a professional carpenter to support his family.
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each year find you a better man.”
Harrison Ford had another trade and occupation before becoming a superstar in the motion picture industry – guess what he was doing.
The liquid used in thermometers in the 1600’s was brandy!
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
We didn’t always have ‘point and shoot’ thermometers that can sense body temperature and display the results digitally. Some of you may remember that red liquid (alcohol with coloring added). Before that, probably fewer of you remember that silvery liquid (mercury) used in some older thermometers. But in the 1600’s, what do you think was used in thermometers, instead of mercury?
Trivia was the Roman goddess of sorcery, witchcraft, and crossroads.
“We are at the very beginning of time for the human race. It is not unreasonable that we grapple with problems. But there are tens of thousands of years in the future. Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.”
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”