Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Just like very few people realize Churchill was paraphrasing the quote by Victor Hugo in Villemain (1845)

You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.


  1. I love the quotes........both so true.........

    I think many have enemies because of jealousy.........some can't stand to see others successes......they'd rather hate than work to try to do what others do themselves.

    All a part of life I guess.

    Keeping my mind serene can be a full time job some days-and my life clear? Another easier said than done task...........but it's all good. :)

  2. I think this is a great idea. I agree with you Carol about the jealousy thing. Too bad some people operate like that.

  3. I feel the same with the jealousy. There are some great losses do to the green eyed monster. This is not what life was meant to be.