My favourite quotes from different authors. famous people sayings
In te Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.Lord, I have set my hopes in thee, I shall not be destroyed for ever.
Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis.Times change, and we change with them.Jean Anouilh 1910-87 Dieu est avec tout le monde....Et, en fin de compte, il est toujours avec ceux qui ont beaucoupdargent et de grosses armes.God is on everyones side....And, in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of moneyand large armies.LAlouette (The Lark, 1953) p. 120.
Jean AnouilhIl y a lamour bien sr. Et puis il y a la vie, son ennemie.There is love of course. And then theres life, its enemy.
Jean AnouilhCest trs jolie la vie, mais cela na pas de forme. Lart a pour objet de lui en donner uneprcisment et de faire par tous les artifices possiblesplus vrai que le vrai.Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some and to do it byevery artifice possibletruer than the truth.La Rptition (The Rehearsal, 1950) act 2
Guillaume Apollinaire 1880-1918Les souvenirs sont cors de chasseDont meurt le bruit parmi le vent.Memories are hunting hornsWhose sound dies on the wind.Cors de Chasse (1912)
On ne peut pas porter partout le cadavre de son pre.One cant carry ones fathers corpse about everywhere.LAntitradition futuriste (1913)
Archimedes 287-212 B.C.Give me but one firm spot on which to stand, and I will move the earth.With reference to a lever, in Pappus Synagoge bk. 8, sect. 19, proposition 10
Hannah Arendt 1906-75Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but onlythe hypocrite is really rotten to the core.On Revolution (1963) ch. 2
Hannah Arendt 1906-75Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.In W. H. Auden A Certain World (1970) p. 369The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution.In New Yorker 12 September 1970, p. 88
Aristotle 384-322 B.C.He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself,must be either a beast or a god.Politics bk. 1, sect. 2
Aristotle 384-322 B.C.Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extremedemocracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.Politics bk. 1, sect. 4, 1296a
Aristotle 384-322 B.C.Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilites.Poetics ch. 24, 1460a
Aristotle 384-322 B.C.What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.In Diogenes Laertius Lives of Eminent Philosophers bk. 5, sect. 20
Jane AustenShe had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew olderthenatural sequel of an unnatural beginning.Persuasion (1818) ch. 4
Jane Austen 1775-1817How horrible it is to have so many people killed!And what a blessing that one cares for noneof them!Letter to Cassandra Austen, 31 May 1811, after the battle of Albuera, 16 May 1811, in R. W. Chapman (ed.)Jane Austens Letters (1952)george bernard shaw saidwe learn from history that we learn nothing from history!