Category: wise

“Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori.” –  …

“Amor vincit omnia, et nos cedamus amori.” – 

Virgil

(Love conquers all things, so we too shall yield to love.)

“Tristan and Isolde”, Edmund Leighton, 1902

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a li…

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” – 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

(Joseph Haydn playing quartets, Anonymous, 1790.)

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but …

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

“Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)…

“Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)” – René Descartes

“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

“People don’t very much like things that…

“People don’t very much like things that are beautiful — They are so far from their nasty little minds.” – Claude Debussy

“The lion’s whelp is a lion, be it male or fem…

“The lion’s whelp is a lion, be it male or female.” – Shota Rustaveli

“The greatest thing by far is to be a master…

“The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in the dissimilar.” – Aristotle

“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.

“The sky is one whole, the water another; and …

“The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.” – Henryk Sienkiewicz