Day 97: April 7 – Content Is The Philosopher’s Stone, That Turns All It Touches Into Gold

~ Gardens of Villa Garzoni

Wisdom

Put away your books, be distracted no longer, they are not your portion. Rather, as if on the point of death, reflect like this: ‘you are an old man, suffer this governing part of you no longer to be in bondage, no longer to be a puppet pulled by selfish impulse, no longer to be indignant with what is allotted in the present or to suspect what is allotted in the future.’

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Wit

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.

~ Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1955

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What Happened

1300: The start date of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

1770: Birth of William Wordsworth.

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