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Quotes of the day: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Published Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 9:04 PM EDT
Aug 31 2015

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


I am convinced that what are commonly known as 'the breaks,' good or bad, have fully as much to do with one's success or failure as ability.

Anger and hate against one we love steels our hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us silent and ashamed.

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.

It never seems to occur to some people, that, like beauty, a sense of humor may sometimes be fatal.

Death, only, renders hope futile.

The more one listens to ordinary conversations the more apparent it becomes that the reasoning faculties of the brain take little part in the direction of the vocal organs.

Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.

Were there no desire there would be no virtue, and because one man desires what another does not, who shall say whether the child of his desire be Vice or Virtue?


(September 1 is also the birthday of Alan Dershowitz and Ann Richards.)

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