Sunday, May 16, 2010

Random Quotes

Among the many things as are by men possessed or pursued in the course of their lives, all the rest are baubles, besides old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to converse with, and old books to read.

--King Alphonsus the Wise of Aragon

"I want only the shrewdest to decide; in my opinion the counsel of fools is all the more dangerous the more of them there are."

--Ólafur Höskuldsson, "Laxdaela Saga"

What wretch can bear a live-long night's dull rest,
Or think himself in lazy slumbers blest?
Fool, is not Sleep the image of pale Death?
There's time for rest, when Fate has stopp'd your breath.

--Ovid, tr. John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

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