Pearls from a Sea of Thought
Pearls is a metaphor of the quotations which illuminate this site.
“An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.” −Letitia Elizabeth Landon
They are public treasure, or that of their respected owners, and cited for posterity’s sake.
“The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of the ages, may be preserved by quotation.” −Isaac D’Israeli
A Sea of Thought is a metaphor of their deep, wide open source.
“Dive into a sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.” Moses Ibn Ezra
To the extent they deepen, broaden and enrich their finder’s thoughts, they may be treasured beyond the kind of pearls found in seashells.
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” −Marcus Aurelius