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Thought for the Day – June 4th


“αἱ περιστάσεις εἰσὶν αἱ τοὺς ἄνδρας δεικνύουσαι.”
Epictetus. Discourses, Book I, ch. 24.
SEE (English): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0237%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
SEE (Greek): http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0235%3Atext%3Ddisc%3Abook%3D1%3Achapter%3D24
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epictetus
WEB PRESENCE: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/epictetus/

Thought for the Day – March 28th


Adams, Abigail. Letter to John Adams. 27 November 1775.
SEE: http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/cfm/doc.cfm?id=L17751127aa
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“I feel anxious for the fate of our monarchy, or democracy, or whatever is to take place. I soon get lost in a labyrinth of perplexities; but, whatever occurs, may justice and righteousness be the stability of our times, and order arise out of confusion. Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”

Thought for the Day – December 27th


“Qui è disposizione grandissima; nè può essere, dove è grande disposizione, grande difficultà”
Machiavelli, Niccolò. The Prince. United States: Simon & Brown, 2011. Ch 26.
SEE (English): http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1232/1232.txt
SEE (Latin): http://it.wikisource.org/wiki/Il_Principe/Capitolo_XXVI
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VARIANT: “…nor can there be great difficulty where there is great willingness…”
NOTE: For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince