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“I felt more joyful and breathed more freely, when I passed to the southern coast, and saw something Greek. Agrigentum, in its desolation, left much to the imagination, but stirred it deeply. 369 more words


The Idea of God

“Was the idea of God alive at all in me? No: if you mean the traditional idea. But that was a symbol, vague, variable, mythical, anthropomorphic; the symbol for an overwhelming reality, a symbol that named and unified in human speech the incalculable powers on which our destiny depends. 137 more words



“…I went to Paestum, and there saw Doric temples for the first time, symbols of severity, simplicity, harmony, and strength. There was the pure vein to be traced in the quartz of Roman accumulations and grossness… 134 more words


Quotes & Commentary #15: Ecclesiastes

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

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Quotes And Commentary

A dream controlled

Psychologists have discovered, what laymen generally will confess, that we hurry by the procession of our mental images as we do by the traffic of the street, intent on business, gladly forgetting the noise and movement of the scene, and looking only for the corner we would turn or the door we would enter.

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Historians Repeat Each Other:  Marx and Engels 1851 CE – 1852 CE

Why would anyone want to read about some seemingly obscure points of history?

One solid reason is that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” . 427 more words

We're going to need a bigger basket

George Santayana is famous for coining the phrase “those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Considering the preponderance of Americans who ignore that golden truth, he should be even more renowned for saying “I told you so!” Moreover, after Tuesday night’s Presidential election, were he still around to witness the outcome, he’d be shouting it in a purely bipartisan voice. 593 more words

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