There is that glorious Epicurean paradox uttered by my friend the Historian, in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries." To this must certainly be added that other saying of one of the wittiest of men: "Good Americans when they die go to Paris."
Then there is that glorious Epicurean paradox, uttered by my friend, the Historian, in one of his flashing moments: "Give us the luxuries of life, and we will dispense with its necessaries."Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858), VI
Epicurean cooks sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.william shakespeare
Mere negation, mere Epicurean infidelity, as Lord Bacon most justly observes, has never disturbed the peace of the world. It furnishes no motive for action; it inspires no enthusiasm; it has no missionaries, no crusades, no martyrs.Thomas Babington Macaulay Edinburgh Review October 1840, review of Ranke's History of the Popes
Epicurean cooks Sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite.Pompey, scene i
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