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#195918 - 01/11/11 08:38 AM "very nearly everything in history very nearly did
Loc: waccamaw neck
"Very nearly everything in history very nearly did not happen." Philip Guedalla??
i got this gem from father years ago and was looking for the actual context. i could not find one reliable. one in German referred to a britischer schriftsteller and one attributed it to A.N. Whitehead. not having access to a major library i am unable to check all of Mr. Guedalla's works, speeches, and essays. any suggestions?
#195920 - 01/11/11 10:46 AM Re: "very nearly everything in history very nearly did [Re: pete saussy]
Loc: this too shall pass
nice to see you again, Pete! I'll take a look around..
edit: here's a link to a fairly recent item that quotes your formulation, perhaps you could contact this editor..
Read more: La Grange News - Nearly everything in history very nearly didn't happen: link
editē - Pete posted twice here in July of '09; both threads are worth a visit if you're a rookie.
Edited by tsuwm (01/11/11 01:04 PM)
#195969 - 01/11/11 08:26 PM Re: "very nearly everything in history very nearly did [Re: tsuwm]
"The individual always has his chances and something we call Chance still picks out its individuals."
Why is "truth" so conducive to chiasma? Something to do with yin and yang...
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