Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quote for the Day

In response to the daily news:

"Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness."

Maurice Masterlinck, Belgian dramatist, essayist, and poet


Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1949 AD, at 87 years of age.

Masterlinck wrote plays "The Princess Maleine" 1889, "The Intruder" 1890, "Pelleas and Melisande" 1892, "Joyzelle" 1903, "Mary Magdalene" 1910, libretto "Pelleas et Melisande" 1902

Nobel Prize in Literature 1911


Other well-known quotations from Masterlinck:


  • "An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it."
  • "All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing."
  • "At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."

4 comments:

Pen Drive said...
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Joni said...

Thank you for alerting me to this. Luckily I haven't had much trouble with blog spam, but I don't want my readers linking to some dubious site.

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island princess said...

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing.

How sad. I envy my dog. He lies there, taken care of and not plagued by guilt or regret or any of the monsters I have to push into the closet as they fight to push the door wide open. Stupid dog. Doesn't even guard the closet.