Tuesday’s Quotes – December 27, 2016

Originally posted December 27, 2015

“To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.”

— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

One of the best summaries of human nature – often on full display this time of year – the more we have, the more we seem to think we need.

Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830-1916) was an Austrian writer, best known for German-language novels with strong character development, and a solid grasp of human psychology – and although born into the aristocracy, she was equally adept at writing about the poor, and saw clearly the failing of her own social class.

She has the distinction of being the first women awarded an honorary degree from the University of Vienna, in 1900, and is also credited with one of my favorite quotes: “Even a stopped clock is right twice a day“.

And so I close with another of my favorite quotes of hers – one that I remind myself of whenever I get frustrated with some of what I see shared on social media:

“Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend.”

Have a good week🙂

Undated, unattributed, picture courtesy of Brittanica http://www.britannica.com/biography/Marie-Freifrau-von-Ebner-Eschenbach

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quotes – December 27, 2016”

  1. She was a fascinating person & I’m always looking for other that have gotten lost in time (sadly it seems to happen to women far more often than to men – although not exclusively) – I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes (& yes, I love the second quote also)

    Like

Please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s