Monday, 9 April 2012

A-Z Blogging Challenge "H"

Hi and welcome to my site! 
As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be.  With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well.  Hope you enjoy!





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Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey on July 26, 1894, into a well-to-do upper-middle-class family.  He first studied at Eton College, Berkshire (1908-13). When Huxley was fourteen his mother died. At the age of 16 Huxley suffered an attack of keratitis punctata( and inflammation of the cornea of the eye) and became for a period of about 18 months totally blind. By using special glasses and one eye recovered sufficiently he was able to read and he also learned Braille. Despite a condition of near-blindness, Huxley continued his studies at Balliol College, Oxford (1913-15), receiving his B.A. in English in 1916. Unable to pursue his chosen career as a scientist - or fight in World War on the front - Huxley turned to writing. His first collection of poetry appeared in 1916 and two more volumes followed by 1920.Huxley died in 1963.

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.


Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
 
 
 
Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Among his many publications were the nine-volume work Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great. He and his second wife, Alice Moore Hubbard died aboard the RMS Lusitiana which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915.
 
 
 
  The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.










14 comments:

  1. I love that second quote by Hubbard. we had occasion just yesterday to discuss just that topic with one of our grandchildren.
    Great post and very interesting writers!
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. That one is my fav for the letter H. Sort of like the birds wanting to stay in the nest, but the parents know that they need to learn to fly! Thanks for the comment.

      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  2. Pat, there are many wise words in these quotes. I especially like, "Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."...how true.
    It's also nice that you have background information on the authors, I really enjoy reading that part too.
    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Monica. I am really learning a lot about the authors ,as well. I adds to the whole quote thing. Gotta luv A-Z Challenge!
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  3. loved learning about these authors and wonderful quotes--esp. liked the teacher one!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn... at least for me, learning is an ongoing process.
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  4. I really love your choices! Fascinating to read about these authors - - makes you realize what we can do in the face of adversity and if we put our minds to it! Thanks!

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    1. You are so right, Judy. What is it that "they" say....what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.. and at least in the case of Hubbard that proves correct. Thanks for your kind words.
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  5. Hehehehe that's interesting. I also spent something like three formative years with a grandmother who taught me my love of words. :-)

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    1. I don't know about you, Misha, but with me, what I lost in some aspects I gained ( as in love of words) in others!
      I really appreciate your comment.
      Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  6. You know what? I may follow in your grandmother's footsteps and begin penning things in the inside of my cupboard doors and such. I really like the idea of having that surprising and positive thing there when you open the door. I really, really like it LOL

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  7. How very nice to hear, Rhonda! I never really thought of it from that perspective!! Thanks for the kind words.
    Oh, Yeah, you might want to use a pencil as pens don't work so well on upright surfaces!!!LOL!

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

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  8. Very nice blog topic!

    Yes, many people never overcome the obstacles before them because of the one they make for themselves: fear!

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