An Appreciation
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Happy Birthday!

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.

Sir Francis Bacon – whose birthday we remember on this date…

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a twin.
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, more commonly know as Lord Byron – whose birthday we remember on this date…

 

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