Category Archives: Best Shakespeare Quotes

It is almost a platitude but of all the quotes a speaker may use, Shakespeare’s carry the greater weight and the most recognizable authority. The site www.yourdailyshakespeare.com publishes regularly blogs taking one quote at a time and giving tips of how to use it, as well as the context of the quote and other information. Information mostly derived by the book “Your Daily Shakespeare”

The Sheep of the Apocalypse

There is a history in all men’s lives (1), and in the history of their lives men often meet with mysteries, meaning events inexplicable via the resources of common sense and logic. Some mysteries are terrestrial, some metaphysic. Setting metaphysics … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing Shakespeare, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Covid, Medicine and Charlatanry

Associating medicine with charlatanry smacks of ignorance and arrogance, two semantic relatives often found together. Perish the thought! But there is currently an exuberance of acknowledgment of a dubious medical pandemic, coupled with gross discrepancies in related statistics and fierce … Continue reading

Posted in Best Shakespeare Quotes, Education, Historical Quotes, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations, Shakespeare in Politics | Leave a comment

Race, Economy and Viruses

Whatever busies the mind without corrupting it has at least this use, that it rescues the day from idleness, and he that is never idle will not often be vicious. The previous unnecessary remark is intended as a pre-emptive application … Continue reading

Posted in Best Shakespeare Quotes | 1 Comment

The World Upside Down

The Coronavirus phenomenon has left so many attired in wonder that they know not what to say (1) – including the undersigned who runs the positive risk of losing some or all of his 25 readers. Writing objectively about the … Continue reading

Posted in Best Shakespeare Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Life and Death, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Quantitative Easing

The godfathers of modern banking have a lively lexical imagination. They invented a brave new vocabulary that simultaneously informs and misinforms, leads and misleads, darkens and enlightens, depresses and amuses – while inevitably taxing and confusing the understanding of the … Continue reading

Posted in After Dinner Quotes, Amusing Shakespeare, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Romantic Shakespearean Quotes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Questionable Anniversaries – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Distance of time or place can reconcile complacent minds to wonderful narratives. Besides, the greatest part of mankind has no other reason for their opinion than they are in fashion. The man involved in life is sometimes forced to believe … Continue reading

Posted in Best Shakespeare Quotes, Historical Quotes, Shakespeare in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Six Million, 9/11, Iraq and Epstein

Scratching the surface of things is akin to scratching a lottery ticket. The results are routinely disappointing, sometimes unexpected, sometimes exceptional. I recently attended an online conference, held by an Italian researcher named Mario Biglino. Mr. Biglino has dedicated many … Continue reading

Posted in Best Shakespeare Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Shakespeare in Politics | Leave a comment

How Many Putin(s)?

Not knowing who-is-who in the Russian government, only recently I learned of Nicolai Patrushev. He is reputed as “one of Putin’s closest and most trusted advisers,” who “has been the nerve center of most of Putin’s special operations,” and “was … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing Shakespeare, Angry retorts, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations | Leave a comment

Glimpses of Europe

Back from a trip to Europe, I sketch down a few notes and observations. They are personal, and the patient reader may object to some of my conclusions. But this is, of course, inherent to the general elusiveness of truth.

Posted in Amusing Shakespeare, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Fighting your Adversary, Insults Shakespeare-style | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Bottom of the Barrel

In patient resignation, most of us accept that the web of life is of a mingled yarn, (1) that good and ill go together, that our virtues may shine were it not for our faults – and that our sinfulness … Continue reading

Posted in Amusing Shakespeare, Best Shakespeare Quotes, Elegant Shakespearean Quotes, Philosophical, Psychological & Historical Considerations, Psychological Shakespeare, Shakespeare Adaptations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment