Category: historical

“But I think happiness springs from another …

“But I think happiness springs from another source, a far deeper one that doesn’t depend on will because it comes from love.” – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Quo Vadis

Farewell by Edmund Blair Leighton

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy…

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

The Bookworm, Carl Spitzweg, 1850.

“Music is the poetry of the air.” – Jean Paul …

“Music is the poetry of the air.” – Jean Paul Richter

Frederick the Great plays flute in his summer palace Sanssouci, with Franz Benda playing violin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach accompanying on keyboard, and unidentified string players; painting by Adolph Menzel (1850–52).

“If we find ourselves with a desire that not…

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

“If you worship your enemy, you are defeated. …

“If you worship your enemy, you are defeated. If you adopt your enemy’s religion, you are enslaved. If you breed with your enemy, you are destroyed.” – King Polydoros of Sparta (reigned 741–665 BC)

“Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty cap…

“Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.”

Ellen Terry, “Choosing” by George Frederic Watts

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“Modern man is a prisoner who thinks he is free because he refrains from touching the walls of his dungeon.”

“Human judges can show mercy. But against th…

“Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.” – 

Arthur C. Clarke.

“The true soldier fights not because he hate…

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – 

G.K. Chesterton.

“Non mi snudare senza ragione, Non mi impugnar…

“Non mi snudare senza ragione, Non mi impugnare senza valore.“

Giovanni delle Bande Nere