Week of July 28

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.

Soren Kierkegaard


Week of July 21

The stress-reducing effects of a summer vacation begin to disappear three days after people return to work, says an Israeli researcher, and have completely disappeared after three weeks.

Journal of Applied Psychology


Week of July 14

You can persuade a man to believe almost anything provided he is clever enough, but it is much more difficult to persuade someone less clever.

Tom Stoppard


Week of July 7

To my mind, the only possible pet is a cow. Cows love you ... They will listen to your problems and never ask a thing in return. They will be your friends forever. And when you get tired of them, you can kill and eat them. Perfect.

Bill Bryson in Neither Here Nor There


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