Day 142: May 22 – No Man Can Guess In Cold Blood What He May Do In Passion

~ The Park of Versailles


All our reasoning comes down to surrendering to feeling.

~ Blaise Pascal, Pensees



A life based on reason will always require to be balanced by an occasional bout of violent and irrational emotions, for the instinctual tribes must be satisfied.

~ Cyril Connolly

What Happened

AD 337: Death of Constantine the Great.

1455: The Wars of the Roses begin with the Battle of St Albans.

1813: Birth of German composer Richard Wagner.

1859: Birth of British writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

1885: Death of French writer Victor Hugo.

1939: Hitler and Mussolini create the Axis by signing a ‘Pact of Steel’.

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