"In order that the mind may not be taxed, moreover, by the manifold and confused reading of so many such things, and in order to prevent the escape of something valuable that we have read, heard, or discovered through the process of thinking itself, it will be found very useful to entrust to notebooks ... those things which seem noteworthy and striking."

[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]

Bho daridriya namastubyam siddhoham tvatprasadhatah. Pasyamyaham jagat sarvam na mam pasyati kascana. Hail, O poverty, to you! I can see the whole world, but not a soul sees me.

[Poverty: , Sanskrit verse]

Posted by ayonroy on 06.29.2008

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