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May 29: JF Kennedy, G.K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG, better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic.Wikipedia
SpouseFrances Blog (m. 1901–1936)
There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.



"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem."
--from "The Point of a Pin" in The Scandal of Father Brown (1935) by G.K. Chesterton
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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Wikipedia
SpouseJacqueline Kennedy Onassis (m. 1953–1963)

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country.
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.



100年前的今天,美國前總統甘迺迪(1917-1963)出生。西元1963年,他是第一位拜訪西柏林的美國總統。該西柏林自1961年起,因柏林圍牆而與外界隔絕。拜訪期間,他說了這經典名句:「我是柏林人」,藉此聲援該城市的居民。今日像是「我是查理(Je suis Charlie)」的口號運動,則可追溯至這句話。
Heute vor 100 Jahren wurde der frühere amerikanische Präsident John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) geboren. 1963 besuchte er als erster amerikanischer Präsident West-Berlin, das seit 1961 von der Berliner Mauer eingeschlossen war. Dabei sagte er die berühmten Worte „Ich bin ein Berliner“, um sich mit den Bewohnern der Stadt solidarisch zu erklären. Heutige Slogans wie „Je suis Charlie“ gehen letztlich auf diesen Satz Kennedys zurück.


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Aug.20; Charles and Ray Eames,

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Flaubert: MADAME BOVARY (1857)

"Madame Bovary" was published on April 12th 1857. It provoked one of the most famous literary trials in history—Flaubert was accused of degrading public morals with his tale of adultery and female lasciviousness Gustave Flaubert: one of the defining figures of modern literature "Madame Bovary" was published on this day in 1857 ECON.ST
“One's duty is to feel what is great, cherish the beautiful, and to not accept the conventions of society with the ignominy that it imposes upon us.” ―from MADAME BOVARY (1857)
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