Friday Filosophy v.04.01.2022

Friday Filosophy v.04.01.2022

Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and as a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.[1]

He was the father of bookseller Christopher Robin Milne, upon whom the character Christopher Robin is based.

I thought he would be an appropriate choice for April 1st.

  • Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
  • One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
  • The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
  • What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
  • If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
  • Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
  • I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
  • Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words, like ‘What about lunch?’
  • If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
  • Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.
  • You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
  • Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.

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