One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. George Herbert George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. His poetry is associated with the writings of the metaphysical poets, and he… Read More ›


It is impossible to enjoy idling unless there is plenty of work to do. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927) was an English writer and humourist, best known for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat (1889). Other works… Read More ›


Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers. Merle Kessler Merle Kessler is a writer, humorist, and performer, best known perhaps by his pen name, Ian Shoales. As Ian Shoales he has… Read More ›


Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation or creed. Bertand Russell Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl RussellOMFRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British polymath. As an academic, he worked in philosophy, mathematics, and logic. His… Read More ›