Acid allows you to walk through the door to an alternate reality, but most people have no idea how to walk back through.
alternate translation: Moreover, I desire that with the plan of the wise rulers and with their authority, pious and learned men at some time be called together both from our own churches and the churches of other nations in order that there might be a deliberation about all these controversies, and that one consenting form of doctrine, true and clear and without any ambiguity, might be handed down to posterity.philipp melanchthon
In the middle of a lecture I would have a sudden very clear experience of men on the march up the Béthune–La Bassée road; the men would be singing... These daydreams persisted like an alternate life and did not leave me until well in 1928. The scenes were nearly always recollections of my first four months in France; the emotion-recording apparatus seems to have failed after Loos .robert graves
Whenever I become discouraged (which is on alternate Tuesdays, between three and four) I lift my spirits by remembering: The artists are on our side! I mean those poets and painters, singers and musicians, novelists and playwrights who speak to the world in a way that is impervious to assault because they wage the battle for justice in a sphere which is unreachable by the dullness of ordinary political discourse.howard zinn
People may believe the soul doesn't appear till six months, or departs at 42 years, or takes alternate Tuesdays off. It's fine for people to believe whatever they want, but they can't use these beliefs to write laws that justify killing. Being unique, alive, and human is qualification enough to be part of our human family.Frederica Matthewes-Green, "Personhood of the Unborn", on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, (January 21, 1998).
Where nature with accustomed round Sweeps and garnishes the ground With kindly beauty, warm or cold alternate seasons never old: Heathen, how furiously you rage, Cursing this blood and brimstone age, How furiously against your will You kill and kill again, and kill: All thought of peace behind you cast, Till like small boys with fear aghast, Each cries for God to understand, 'I could not help it, it was my hand.'"robert graves
alternate translation: Christ gives us the relics of saints as health-giving springs through which flow blessings and healing. This should not be doubted. For if at God’s word water gushed from hard rock in the wilderness-yes, and from an ass’s jawbone when Samson was thirsty -why should it seem incredible that healing medicine should distill from the relics of saintsjohn of damascus
alternate translations:Fickle and changeable always is woman.
alternate translations:Easy is the descent to hell;
alternate translation: Two gates the silent courts of sleep adorn, That of pale ivory, this of lucid horn. Through this, true visions take their airy way, Through that, false phantoms mount the realms of day. Book VII If Heav'n thou can'st not bend, Hell thou shalt move.A loftier task the bard essays:
alternate translation: Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. (translator unknown) alternate translation: Might makes right. (translator unknown).Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), line 276; (Amphitryon)
alternate translation: To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power (translator unknown).Hercules Furens (The Madness of Hercules), lines 403-405; (Lycus).
alternate translation: Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. (translator unknown).Thyestes, line 380; (Chorus)
This quote is often directly attributed to Seneca, but he is referring to lines 368-369 of Works and Days by the Greek poet Hesiod :;: Take your fill when the cask is first opened and when it is nearly spent, but midways be sparing: it is poor saving when you come to the lees. (translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White) alternate translation: Thrift comes too late when you find it at the bottom of your purse. (translator unknown) alternate translation: It is too late to be thrifty when the bottom has been reached. (translator unknown).Letter II: On discursiveness in reading, line 2.
alternate translation: Teaching by precept is a long road, but short and beneficial is the way by example.Letter VII: On crowds, line 8.
alternate translation: You will understand that there is nothing dreadful in this except fear itself. (translator unknown).Letter XXVIII: On travel as a cure for discontent, line 9
alternate translation: The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation (translated by Richard M. Gummere).Letter XXX: On conquering the conqueror, line 3.
alternate translation:;: It is not how many [books] you have, but how good. (translator unknown).Letter XLVII: On master and slave, line 10.
alternate translation: Nothing is so certain as that the evils of idleness can be shaken off by hard work. (translator unknown).Letter LXI: On meeting death cheerfully, line 2.
alternate translation: Not for life, but for school do we learn. (translator unknown) alternate translation: We are taught for the schoolroom, not for life. (translator unknown).Letter CXXIII: On the conflict between pleasure and virtue, line 3.
alternate translation: Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 1, cap. 16, line 6.
alternate translation: Time discovers truth. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 28, line 7.
alternate translation: Men whose spirit has grown arrogant from the great favour of fortune have this most serious fault – those whom they have injured they also hate. (translation by John W. Basore) alternate translation: Whom they have injured they also hate. (translator unknown).De Ira (On Anger): Book 2, cap. 34, line 5.
alternate translation: I do not distinguish by the eye, but by the mind, which is the proper judge of the man. (translator unknown).De Vita Beata (On the Happy Life): cap. 3, line 4
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