Day 117: April 27 – Take The Will For The Deed

~ The Ponte dei Sospiri, the “Bridge of Sighs”, Venice


To what purpose, then, am I now using my soul? In every case ask yourself this question and examine yourself: ‘What have I now in this part which men call the governing part, and whose soul have I at present? A child’s, a boy’s, a woman’s, a despot’s, a dumb animal’s, a dangerous beast’s?

~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations



All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.

~ Alexander Woollcott


What Happened

1521: Ferdinand Magellan is killed in Philippines.

1737: Birth of English historian Edward Gibbon.

1791: Birth of Samuel Morse the Telegraph inventor.

1822: Birth of American President and general Ulysses S. Grant.

1840: American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson dies.

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