Quote For The Day 6-30-2017

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The Blithedale Romance


Word Of The Day 2-11-2017


1 : doubt

2 : the possibility of a particular outcome in an uncertain situation : chance


“When Henry had his servant brought to him from Argentan more dead than alive, he suffered an Angevin fury. But he knew beyond peradventure that the rebellion had been reborn.” — Amy Kelly, Eleanor of Aquitane and the Four Kings, 1950