Saturday, 17 January 2004
Pix Of The Day: See One, You Have Seen Them All
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Pine Valley Mountain, St. George, Utah. WHAT: gathering storm clouds.
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A visitor said, "When you have seen one cloud covered mountain, you have seen them all!" To the visitor who requested more pictures of this mountain, enjoy! The aphorism [almost] from PT Barnum that you can [please] some of the people all of the time, all of the people some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time, is at least as true of web sites as it was of circuses. The picture may look sunny, but the wind ahead of the storm was so strong that a fire hydrant had to be pressed into service as a tripod.
UPDATED 06:15GMT. Barnum or Lincoln? A reader has taken us to task over the 'quotation' about 'pleasing', which in the 'original' was 'fools'. We have added '[almost]' and parentheses around 'please' in an attempt to clarify this without too much editing of the original. An attribution to President Abraham Lincoln has been denied; the authority quoted is often 'Spofford', who we think may be Ainsworth Rand Spofford (1864-1897), the sixth Librarian of Congress. Readers interested in Barnum may enjoy 'A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career. Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum' by Joel Benton, which is available in full, for online reading.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)