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Thought For the Day: Admitting You Were Wrong Only Says You Are Wiser Than Yesterday

“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” – Alexander Pope, poet (21 May 1688-1744    

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Tides – Lord Kelvin

“Go, wondrous creature! mount where Science guides; Go measure earth, weigh air, and state the tides; Instruct the planets in what orbs to run, Correct old Time, and regulate the sun;…” – Alexander Pope, Essay On Man Who would have ever … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Don’t Wait For the Approval of All

“Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till al commend.”  – Alexander Pope

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