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.
Acid allows you to walk through the door to an alternate reality, but most people have no idea how to walk back through.Robert M. Pirsig in Lila : An Inquiry into Morals (1991)
What I do for a living is somewhat like mercenary prostitution... I spend a lot of energy trying to find games to bring to alternate platforms, like Linux and MacOS, and in my free time, I work on various open source projects, and other freebies like that... so I guess I'm a hooker with a heart of gold, sorta.ryan c. gordon
In the course of history periods of capitalism and socialism alternate with one another; capitalism is the unnatural, socialism the natural economic system...The National Socialists and the Red Front have the same aspirations. The Jews falsified the Revolution in the form of Marxism and that failed to bring fulfilment.heinrich himmler
I myself hate that old Hemingwayesque paradigm of the writer as prizefighter and I have tried hard to create an alternate one for myself. When Anne Sexton admonished me, "We are all writing God's poem," I took it to mean there should be no competition between writers because we are all involved in a common project, a common prayer. But to Gore's and Norman's generation, particularly those male writers who served in the second world war, the prizefighter paradigm remains.erica jong
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
Think, in this battered Caravanserai, Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultán after Sultán with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way.omar khayyám
alternate translation: All cruelty springs from weakness. (translator unknown)seneca the younger
alternate currents, especially of high frequencies, pass with astonishing freedom through even slightly rarefied gases. The upper strata of the air are rarefied. To reach a number of miles out into space requires the overcoming of difficulties of a merely mechanical nature.nikola tesla
alternate translation: Come brethren, if you have a mind to be ingrafted in the vine, It is a pity to see you lopped off in this manner From the stock. Reckon up the prelates in the very see of Peter; And in that order of fathers see which has succeeded which. This is the rock over which the proud gates of hell prevail not. (A reference to Matthew 16:18.)Our Church, Her Children and Institutions (1908), Henry Coyle, et al, Angel Guardian Press, Boston, Mass. P. 98.
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 saintsIn Relics: The Shroud of Turin, the True Cross, the Blood of Januarius...History, Mysticism, and the Catholic Church, Joan Carroll Cruz, 1984, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, Indiana, ISBN 0879737018 ISBN 9780879737016 p.206. 
alternate translations:Think not I envy, I admire thy fate.
alternate translation: These little bodies mighty souls inform!Yet all those dreadful deeds, this doubtful fray,
alternate translations:Fickle and changeable always is woman.
alternate translations:Easy is the descent to hell;
alternate translation: A good mind possesses a kingdom. (translator unknown).Thyestes, lines 401-403; (Chorus).
alternate translation: He who profits by crime commits it. (translator unknown). Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius) The best ideas are common property. Full Latin texts at The Latin Library (link below):;: Loeb Classical Library translations at Wikisource English translations of quotes in this section by Richard Mott Gummere except as otherwise notedLetter I: On saving time, line 3.
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.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.Lucius Annaeus Seneca
alternate translation: The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed. (translator unknown).Letter LXXXI: On benefits, line 22 (Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius))
Seneca is here describing arguments used by 'certain men,' not stating his own opinion. alternate translation: A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. (translator unknown).Letter LXXXVIII: On liberal and vocational studies, line 45.
Seneca himself states that he is quoting a 'common saying' here. alternate translation: Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. (translator unknown).Letter XCV: On the usefulness of basic principles, line 2.
alternate translation: Hope not without despair, despair not without hope. (translated by Zachariah Rush).Letter CVI: On the corporeality of virtue, line 12
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.
Omega's on the what now? (alternate universe) [Lich: What are you smiling about?] Can't you tell? I'm looking forward to my demise. And freedom. (Real universe)Who: Black Mage
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