I have not removed this section because it contains somewhat more than just the quote. The last sentence “Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts not to bother about. What did Conrad ask his sister? March 28, at I’m hoping to find out a little more about the essayist’s quotes shortly; I may find something out about the sociologist in the process.

March 28, at You can help Wikiquote by expanding it. The Peal of Bells. It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Infolinks In Text Ads. December 5, at 6:

The case that Charlton put in the I just corrected one site that thought the “short decisive war” quote was from the sociologist. I sometimes wonder, however, whether, when once the novelty of the thing has worn off, the music continues to be equally stimulating.

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After all, if soldiers march more efficiently to music it seems reasonable to believe that other forms of toil might go with a swing under the same influence. Journalists have written articles in rattling railway trains with conversation going on round them. It sounds an appropriate metaphor for the sociologist observing “Middletown”, but the ‘net appears to adopt it literally and it’s in the avian sections of quotes!


On ChristmasThe Book of This and That We welcome almost any break in the monotony of things, and a man has only to murder a series of wives in a new way to become known to millions of people who tobert never heard of Homer.

You can help Wikiquote by expanding it. Inviting me up to his sitting-room in the hotel, he said that he would write esaay article there and then while Mrs. Shaw and I talked.

I have not removed this section because it contains somewhat more than just the quote. I do not much care for it when I am idle and I should hate it when I was busy.

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Few men, fortunately, are so sensitive as Whistler. December 5, at 6: Is this literally true? Popular Recent Comments Tags. This helps to keep silnce brain clear. External links [ edit ]. I am afraid, however, that I, for one, should never be able to ignore it. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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That noise can be not only not detrimental to work but a stimulus to it, however, is suggested by various experiments that have been made in providing music during working hours in factories and elsewhere. If not what does it mean? Toward the end of his life, when he was living in Chelsea.


If anyone knows, disambiguating would be nice. Moves here means effects or arouses the feelings of. Another hint is in last paragraph where he tells about the Armistice Day ceremonies in London. I knew a young friend of his who used to play the piano to him as he wrote. The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war lyne to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions.

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Who was the first Governor General of Pakistan? Searchlights and Nightingales [Google Books snippet view only]p. He received his early education in his native town.