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just a thought: “even the best theories don’t live through their application in practice!” (George-b ©always)


just a thought: “even the best theories don’t live through their application in practice!”

(George-b ©always)

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QUOTATION: Gustave Flaubert


Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: HARRIET MARTINEAU (1802)


Harriet Martineau (1802)

A chronically ill woman who lost her hearing in childhood, Martineau nevertheless went on to become a prolific and enormously popular English author. The sister of a minister, she first published articles on religious subjects, but it was her series of books on economics written for the layman that brought her renown. After a visit to the US in 1834, she became an abolition advocate and wrote several critical works on American culture. What Charles Dickens character may have been based on her? More… Discuss