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#195918 - 01/11/11 08:38 AM "very nearly everything in history very nearly did
pete saussy Offline

Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 4
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]
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10538
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]
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
"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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