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‘We were living then in a run-down hotel my family owned on Third Avenue. When I’d assembled the telescope I went up on the roof and tried it out, among the jungle of TV antennas that covered every building in those days. It took me a while to get the mirror and eyepiece lined up, but I hadn’t made any mistakes and the thing worked. As an optical instrument it was probably lousy—after all, it was my first attempt—but it magnified at least fifty times and I could hardly wait until nightfall to try it on the stars.
If were the King of the Universe our friend,
We would pray unto him to give thee peace,
Since thou hast pity on our woe perverse.
Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri - The Divine ComedyThe Divine Comedy
(Via Iulia Roxana Petrea)
nel suo libro “Beyond Culture”, spiega la sincronia, un fenomeno che si verifica, quando le persone stanno insieme e iniziano senza saperlo a muoversi, respirare, parlare allo stesso ritmo, delle persone che le circondano.
Goethe said it this way: “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Utopia is a visionary, detailed blueprint for this application, from public housing to universal health care, from child care centers to religious toleration to the six-hour work day. The point of More’s celebrated fable is to imagine those conditions that would make it possible for an entire society to make the pursuit of happiness its collective goal.
Comunque Péguy rassicura gli amici non credenti: «Non pensate neppure un istante che io pensi a riportarvi sotto la dominazione dei curati».
The Founding Fathers were neither passive, death-worshipping mystics nor mindless, power-seeking looters; as a political group, they were a phenomenon unprecedented in history: they were thinkers who were also men of action.
A man may just as easily frustrate the will of God through excessive humility.
Ken Follett
Ken Follett - The Pillars of the EarthThe Pillars of the Earth
(Via Kindle Customer)
Humans can make some vitamin D in the skin from cholesterol and sunlight when it hits the skin directly, but many people, surprisingly, don’t get enough sunlight, especially people with dark skin.
Nina Planck
Nina Planck - Real FoodReal Food
(Via D. Duffy)
Marcus had a son who joined Dauntless. His name was…“Tobias.”
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth - DivergentDivergent
(Via Donna M. McKenna)