Aug 18, 2010

The Quote Shelf

Medieval text with Latin script A frequent feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than when we have nothing and want some. We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than when we seem to lack but one thing.
-- Eric Hoffer


Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Mike,
Very good quote choice.

Mad Jack said...

Yeah, and I experience great frustration when I want some and she won't give me any.

JK said...

"More than 60,000 Germans fell, not beneath the
Roman arms and weapons, but, grander far,
before our delighted eyes. May the tribes, I pray,
ever retain if not love for us, at least hatred for
each other; for while the destinies of empire bear
hard upon us, fortune can give no greater boon
than discord among our foes." - Germania, Tacitus