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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Are the Happy, Lucky?

Quotation of the Day
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
Jonathan Swift
(1667-1745)



1. What does this quote mean to you?
2. How can you apply it to your own life, both now and in the future?
3. Who is this Jonathan Swift guy anyway?

This is for a Language Arts and Social Studies grade.

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7 Comments:

  • At 1:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think it means that if you are lucky than you should be happy. I could it in my own life because I am lucky that I have you, Mr. Stuart, as a teacher and because I have you I am happy.
    A.J.

     
  • At 2:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    1. What that quote means to me is………
    That you are going to go through a lot of hard things but you can’t put your head down until you see what its made of.
    2. I can apply it to my life now by never giving up and it’s the same with the future.
    3. Jonathan Swift is a hero of the Irish because of the letters he wrote
    The Battle of the Books The Conduct of the Allies (1711), Remarks on the Barrier Treaty (1712), and The Public Spirit of the Whigs are all letters he wrote.

    By. Summer

     
  • At 3:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Serena B.

    1.To me this quote means that the happy achieve greatness by doing things that inspire or intrest them not like the actions of the miserable which are purely done 4 the result of power.

    2. I can apply this to my own life by knowing that what ever I do is done 4 my own or anothers gain not someone elses expense or to have power over anyone.

    3. Jonathan Swift was one of the greatest satirists in the english language.

     
  • At 6:50 PM , Anonymous Belle said...

    This quote means a lot to me Mr. Stuart! Well the main thing of what I think it means to me is that the unlucky are not very happy with their lives, and the lucky are happy about their life and don't depend it on other people. It relates to my life for several reasons I am lucky because I have people that love me for who I am, so I should be happy. Jonathan Swift was a english author who was widely reconized as 1 of the greatest people of satirical works.
    From,
    Belle
    (P.S. Please count this as my grade!)

     
  • At 7:49 PM , Anonymous nick said...

    What I learned today at school By Nikolas Lachinski



    Today I learned about fractions and the fractions that go together like 12,24,16,32 and so on but I also learned more about the chemicals found in cigarettes. But I also found out that the C.E.R.N isn’t small it’s really big. I have learned more about the radiometer and I have found out more about anti, dark, black, and god matter.

     
  • At 8:53 PM , Anonymous haseeb said...

    This means that happy people achive greatness the miserable people keep on making things worse.

    I can apply it to my own life by whenever some thing miserable happens to me I can make the best out of it.

    He is one of the greatest english writer.

     
  • At 3:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi from me

     

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