Day 130: May 10 – Common Sense Is Not So Common

~ The Park of Versailles

Wisdom

Good sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world; for everyone thinks himself so well supplied with it, that even those who are hardest to satisfy in every other way do not usually desire more of it than they already have. 

~ Descartes, Discourse of Method

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Wit 

I am now not speaking truly. Was I telling the truth in my previous statement?

~ The Liar’s Paradox

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What Happened

1508: Michelangelo starts work on the Sistine Chapel.

1774: Louis XV dies of smallpox in Versailles.

1940: Germany begins the invasion of Western Europe on the same day Winston Churchill becomes the British Prime Minister.

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