“These are times that try men’s souls; the summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine, from his essay “The Crisis”
# – # – #
Perhaps, he should have written that “There are times in EACH generation that try men’s souls.”? Seems like we are being presented with ours. With politicians and bureaucrats that are as any as those that served King George!
# # # # #
*** begin quote ***
Lexophiles (Lovers of Words)
1. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it is two tired.
2. A will is a dead giveaway.
3. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
*** end quote ***
I’ll have to create a new section on the blog for these pithy bits of wisdom.
I never heard some of these.
They all key off a double play on the words.
I can’t imagine how one would go about building one. Are they just discovered?
run — diarrhea / law versus diktat / table to be able place to eat versus some thing one looks up a value / medicine med a sin medium sin me dicin e
Not as easy as it looks and it looks hard!
# # # # #