Monthly Archives: September 2017

Leonardo da Vinci

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” Leonardo da Vinci


For not many men, the proverb says, can love a friend who fortune prospers without feeling envy; and about the envious brain, cold poison clings and doubles all the pain life brings him. His own woundings he must nurse, and feels another’s gladness like a curse. Aeschylus


A sovereign should never launch an army out of anger, a leader should never start a war out of wrath. Sun-tzu

Walter Benjamin

He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfiets an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. Walter Benjamin