Profile

Cover photo
WIST - Wish I'd Said That
6 followers|11,203 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
It appears that the extra step of adding in quotes here once I've added them to my blog is a step too far (esp. since multiple Plus windows don't work and play well with my machine). 

So I'm putting this page on hiatus until Google+ provides an API for posting information.  In the meantime, please follow WIST on Twitter (http://twitter.com/WISTquotes) or through its RSS feed (http://wist.info/?feed=atom)
1
Add a comment...
 
 
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
Letter to James Boswell (27 Oct 1779) 
1
Add a comment...
 
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

-- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
Letter to James Boswell (27 Oct 1779) 
1
1
WIST - Wish I'd Said That's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
The virtues of society are the vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist and poet
“Circles,” Essays: First Series (1841) 

More ...
1
Add a comment...
 
As strong, as deep, as wide as is the sea,
Though by the wind made restless as the wind,
By billows fretted and by rocks confined,
So strong, so deep, so wide my love for thee.

-- Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921) English poet
“Sonnet II” (1874)

#quote  #quotation #qotd  
1
1
WIST - Wish I'd Said That's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
6 people

WIST - Wish I'd Said That

Quotations About Love  - 
 
 
As strong, as deep, as wide as is the sea,
Though by the wind made restless as the wind,
By billows fretted and by rocks confined,
So strong, so deep, so wide my love for thee.

-- Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921) English poet
“Sonnet II” (1874)

#quote  #quotation #qotd  
1
Add a comment...
 
 
Take this remark from Richard poor and lame,
Whate’er’s begun in anger ends in shame.

-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist, philosopher
Poor Richard’s Almanack (1734)
1
Add a comment...
 
Take this remark from Richard poor and lame,
Whate’er’s begun in anger ends in shame.

-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist, philosopher
Poor Richard’s Almanack (1734)
1
1
WIST - Wish I'd Said That's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Secrecy necessarily breeds suspicion.

-- Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
Letter to Cyrus Adler (10 Aug 1915)
1
Add a comment...
 
It is proof of a narrow mind when things worthy of esteem are distinguished from things worthy of love. Great minds naturally love whatever is worthy of their esteem.

-- Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues (1715-1747) French moralist, essayist, soldier
Reflections and Maxims [Réflexions et maximes] (1746) [tr. Lee (1903)]
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
6 people
Contact Information
Contact info
Email
Story
Tagline
A personal collection of quotations, updated each weekday.
Introduction
This is the Google+ page for "Wish I'd Said That", my personal and ever-growing collection of quotations -- hand-picked and lovingly researched for attribution.

While most of the quotations are sentiments I agree with, some are merely intriguing or provocative, some are amusing or have a historic resonance, and a few I simply liked the turn of phrase.  So don't take "Wish I'd Said That" too literally.

#quote #quotation #qotd