DAY 208: JULY 27 – The Final Solution = Deterrence?

~ Madame X by John Singer Sargent ~ Wisdom The great questions of our day cannot be solved by speeches and majority votes but by blood and iron. ~ Otto von Bismarck ~ Wit The weak against the strong, Is always in the wrong. ~ Ivan Krylov ~ What Happened 1694: The British Parliament founds the Bank … Continue reading

DAY 205: JULY 24 – Every Solution Seems To Generate Its Own Set Of Problems

~ The Damsel in Distress by James Ensor ~ Wisdom All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of actual life springs ever green. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ Wit Life is one crisis after another. ~ Richard Nixon ~ What Happened 1704: England snatches Gibraltar. 1797: Admiral Horatio Nelson loses his right … Continue reading

DAY 204: JULY 23 – Death Should Mean Nothing To Us But A Boundary That Limits Our Achievements.

~ Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ~ Wisdom Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping and watching for the morrow He knows ye not, ye heavenly powers. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ Wit Strange isn’t it? Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die. … Continue reading

DAY 203: JULY 22 – Adopt Their Virtues And Not Their Vices

~ The Water Sprite by Ernst Josephson ~ Wisdom Moral judgment and condemnation is the favorite form of revenge of the spiritually limited on those who are less so.  ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ~ Wit You’ve got to be brave and you’ve got to be bold. Brave enough to take your chance on your own discrimination … Continue reading

DAY 207: JULY 26 – The Truth Lies is the Eyes of the Beholder

~ Bathers at Asnières by Georges Seurat ~ Wisdom The first and the last thing demanded of genius is the love of truth. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ Wit To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men – that is genius. … Continue reading