"The shortest answer is doing the thing."
George Herbert
(04/03/1593 – 03/01/1633)
English writer

"Rose-cheeked Laura, come;
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
Silent music, either other
Sweetly gracing."
Thomas Campion
(02/12/1567 – 03/01/1620)
English writer, composer, physician

"There is no glory in outstripping donkeys."
Marcus Valerius Martialis
(03/01/0040 – ?/0102)
Italian writer ("Epigrams")

1/4 of the year done, adding "works" by many of the people on my birthdaydeathday.com/ site (in parens). The quotes aren't necessarily from the cited works--I just cite ones I like or that have some detailed info. It has been educational doing this research.

"If a scientist were to cut his ear off, no one would take it as evidence of a heightened sensibility."
Sir Peter Medawar
(02/28/1915 – 10/02/1987)
Brazil-born British zoologist , on van Gogh

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."
Linus Pauling
(02/28/1901 – 08/19/1994)
US chemist

Sitting beside the Valley Trail, admiring the green expanse.

"Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock."
Ben Hecht
(02/28/1893 – 04/18/1964)
US writer ("The Front Page")

"The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right."
Douglas McGarel Hogg, Lord Hailsham
(02/28/1872 – 08/16/1950)
English politician

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"Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated."
Alphonse de Lamartine
(10/21/1790 – 02/28/1869)
French writer ("Graziella")

View from my perch on the Briones crest Trail. I didn’t try to go farther, and it was good.

"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."
Ernest Renan
(02/28/1823 – 10/02/1892)
French philosopher, historian ("What Is a Nation?")

"A wasp in a wig is altogether beyond the appliances of art."
Sir John Tenniel
(02/28/1820 – 02/25/1914)
English illustrator ("Alice's Adventures in Wonderland")

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
Berthold Auerbach
(02/28/1812 – 02/08/1882)
German writer ("Auf der Höhe")

"Joy is a subtle elf; I think one's happiest when he forgets himself."
Cyril Tourneur
(??/??/1575 – 02/28/1626)
English writer ("The Atheist's Tragedy, or the Honest Man's Revenge")

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