Archived Quotes

These quotes will be from the previous months. They will stay here for four months, then be retired off the website (perhaps to be reused!).

January 2021


Factum est illud, fiery infectum non potest. Done is done, it cannot be made undone.

Plautus


The gates of Hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way; But, to return, and view the cheerful skies; In this, the task and mighty labor lies.

Virgil, the Aeneid, bk 6



December 2020


Whatever you do, do wisely, and think of the consequences.

Gesta Romanorum


The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see; and to see, we have only to look. And so, at this Christmas time, I greet you; not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem, and with that prayer for you, now and forever, that day breaks and the shadows flee away.

Fra Giovanni, A Letter to Contessa Allagia Dela Aldobrandeschi, written Christmas Eve 1513


November 2020 Quotes


Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Samliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2


Real knowledge is to the know the extent of one’s ignorance.

Confucius


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