Three Years of Wednesday Quotes
October 26, 2016

“I say that it is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day…” Socrates, The Apology

Bacon from Acorns, “dedicated to the philosophy of household,” came to birth just over three years ago during my sabbatical from teaching. Since then every Wednesday I have posted. My idea was that in teaching Philosophy I am in a position that most others today are not: I am constantly exposed to the insights of the great masters. I wanted to share them with others.

It is a joy and privilege to share them in this venue.

A good number of readers of this site I have never met in the flesh. Perhaps I will have the occasion to do so. Given my own convictions about the primary importance of bodily presence, I will always prefer and favor being together in classroom or lecture hall, or in dining room.

But nonetheless I am very grateful to have the ‘contact’ we have, even when anonymous, through this site. And I hope that the quotations have helped you to ‘discuss virtue every day’ with your loved ones, in the flesh.

Through the generosity of a donor my site has been redesigned. I plan on more improvements. Soon I will send a brief survey to all subscribers to ask how this site might be more helpful and enjoyable. If you are a ‘facebook’ follower, I encourage you to consider becoming a ‘subscriber’ by entering your email address on my home page in the ‘Subscribe’ box near the top right. You will simply receive an email when I post my Wednesday Quotes—and also the upcoming brief survey asking for your input. I would really like to have that opportunity to get your input.

The comments and feedback that you give are always most welcome. I have learned from your insights and reflections, and they help me tailor what I do to your wishes–which is my main desire.

With my prayers and best wishes to all of you,
John Cuddeback

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  1. Thank you for these posts, Professor Cuddeback. They are interesting and helpful, and they serve the purpose you’ve set as your own.

  2. The link in my email from you today did not work.

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    1. Bob (and all), I apologize that with the switchover to a new server there was a problem with the link sent this morning. We made a new post and resent it midday, so all ‘subscribers’ should have received a new link. Please do always let me know when there is a problem. Thanks.

  3. So glad that you write in this space, Mr. Cuddeback. It’s great to hear your ‘voice’ here and gain a bit more in philosophical wisdom. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Laurel!

  4. I receive a “404” message when I attempt to log onto your site. Is your site down for maintenance?

    1. Donna, We had some troubles yesterday, so I had to send out a second announcement and link. Let me know if you have any further trouble, please.

  5. Dear Prof. Cuddeback,

    Bring it!! (The survey and the improvements)

    I am very grateful that you share the wisdom you get from the masters! Should I win the lottery, you are on the short list of beneficiaries with whom I will ‘share the wealth’! May God bless you and your donor!

    By the way, I love the ideas from Socrates, Plato & Aristotle. May I request you consider Boethius for some future reflections?

    Very respectfully,


    1. Dear Karl, Well thank you very much indeed. And I’m very happy to receive the request about Boethius. He is one of my favorites too, and I don’t think I’ve used him yet at all. It will be done…

  6. My desire is to honor the essence of the life gifted to me. My method of doing so involves striving to live an examined life and for the humility to see the evidence. Your Wednesday posts often spur my introspection and I look forward to them each week. Mostly I am eager for the present, rarely noticing the wrapping. So it will be with your site. Keep the content fresh and challenging, and maybe the visitors will notice the wallpaper. Thanks John.

  7. Thank you for this wonderful mission! I look forward to your posts every Wednesday.