Day 114: April 24 – Time Devours All Things

~ Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

Wisdom

There is a kind of river of things passing into being, and Time is a violent torrent. For no sooner is each seen, then it has been carried away, and another is being carried by that, and that, too, will be carried away.

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Wit

There are no birds in last year’s nests.

~ Don Quixote

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What Happened

1731: Death of English novelist Daniel Defoe.

1854: The marriage of Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph.

1898: Spain declares war on the United States to start the Spanish-American war.

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