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
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
There are literally several levels of SCO being wrong. And even if we were to live in that alternate universe where SCO would be right, they'd still be wrong.linus torvalds
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
An elegant Sufficiency, Content, Retirement, rural Quiet, Friendship, Books, Ease and alternate Labor, useful Life, Progressive Virtue, and approving Heaven!james thomson
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 form: I would think that if you understood what communism was, you would hope and pray on your knees that we would someday be communists. I am a socialist. I think that we should strive toward a socialist society - all the way to communism.jane fonda
alternate translation: These little bodies mighty souls inform!
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.
alternate translation: Successful and fortunate crime is called virtue. (translator unknown) alternate translation: Might makes right. (translator unknown).
alternate translation: To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power (translator unknown).
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 noted
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).
alternate translation: Teaching by precept is a long road, but short and beneficial is the way by example.
alternate translation: You will understand that there is nothing dreadful in this except fear itself. (translator unknown).
alternate translation: The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation (translated by Richard M. Gummere).
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).
alternate translation: Hope not without despair, despair not without hope. (translated by Zachariah Rush).
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).
alternate translation: Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. (translator unknown).
alternate translation: Time discovers truth. (translator unknown).
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).
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