Jane Austen: Suffering places

Jane Austen, Watercolour and pencil portrait b...

Jane Austen, Watercolour and pencil portrait by her sister Cassandra, 1810 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering.” – – –Jane Austen, novelist (1775-1817).

Chester W. Nimitz: Paint and powder

Nimitz, FADM Chester W

Nimitz, FADM Chester W (Photo credit: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives)

“A ship is always referred to as “she” because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder. ”
Chester W. Nimitz.

Voluntary spies

Jane Austen’s Bath Time

Jane Austen’s Bath Time (Photo credit: gelle.dk)

“Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies. ”
Jane Austen

Liberal congratulations?

"The writers against religion, whilst the...

"The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own." A Vindication of Natural Society. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. ”
Edmund Burke