From Lectures on the English Poets
Fame is not popularity. It is the spirit of a man surviving himself in the minds and thoughts of other men.
The Virtue of Anonymity
The first aid specialist, instructing a class of Girl Scouts, asked: “Why does a surgeon wear a mask while performing an operation?” One little girl replied: “So that if he makes a mess of it, the patient won’t know who did it.”
Heretofore and Hereafter
How can you tell where you are going if you don’t know where you came from?
On the day of resurrection, those who have indulged in ridicule will be called to the door of Paradise and have it shut in their faces.
True to His Word
Kachal Sarkis: But, doctor, are you sure of your findings? I’ve heard of cases where a wrong diagnosis was made, and the patient was treated for pneumonia but later died of tuberculosis.
Dr. Atchkepatz: Nonsense. When I treat a patient for pneumonia, he dies of pneumonia.
From My Persian Dictionary
Námah: letter (epistle)
Lísídan: to lick
What’s in a Name?
Sahelian/Sahilian: Arabic in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, the name is defined as a sallow-faced man.