Thursday 5 March 2009

Daily Aphorism- a good way to start the day

I have signed myself up to receive a daily aphorism. Each day you get a little wise phrase or quote. It's quite nice to read with a morning cup of something hot (I am a total hot drink whore and cannot find it in me to be loyal to one variety at all)

Today's aphorism was:

Laws are like sausages
It is better not to see them being made

Otto Von Bismarck (1815- 1898)

I'm not sure that Bismarck and I see I to eye on many things but I think we do on the sausages. On the laws I suppose it depends on what kind of law, some might be very good ones like the Geneva Convention.

Yesterday's was very good:

Love is a grave mental disease

Plato 429- 347 BC

Plato was wise indeed

The daily Aphorisms are brought to us by The School of Life which seems like an interesting place. I definitely want to drop in on their shop (I know I want to drop into every shop but I would make a special trip for this one as it looks like it has very interesting book recommendations). They also run courses, meals and holidays encouraging us to do the truly scary and talk to strangers. That is probably all a bit much for me but I suppose if alcohol was involved I might give it a crack.


Unknown said...

I am also a hot drink whore! and can't be loyal to just one. :-)

Rose said...

Hi Jena, it's not possible is it!

Cassandra said...

I want to drop into every shop too - as you know! Love the laws aphorism - so true...

Perfumeshrine said...

Sounds like a nifty way to start the day! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

Plato was one to know about love, to be sure. The whole Socratic dialogue in Symposium is probably the basis of the whole Western world's notion of love, excluding Christianity.

Rose said...

Cassandra, I do indeed- you are a kindred shopping spirit. So far I have enjoyed all my daily doses, hopefully they will continue to be fun

Rose said...

Hi E, it really is.

That quote while very witty does only touch on the complex ideas of love the ancient Greeks seem to discuss with more clarity than we do.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

LOL! I love the one about sausages... touche :)

Rose said...

Hi Daily, they are all quite funny or thought provoking, I quite enjoy them before I start the hardcore paperwork!