Archive for September, 2018

September 21, 2018

to write: Margrum / Higgs may have value as a sort of weird wisdom literature. So Pursue — )))

September 20, 2018

Lo impensable se hizo asumible, por el propio peso de las cosas. (x)

September 19, 2018

2.21 / tr.

λιμὸν θώρηξις λύει.

la roche (5)

September 18, 2018

La durée de nos passions ne dépend pas plus de nous que la durée de notre vie.

The duration of our passions depends not more upon us than the duration of our life.

[We no more determine the extent of our passions than we do that of our life span.]

September 16, 2018

According to medieval writer Jean Froissart, Edward offered to spare the people of the city if any six of its top leaders would surrender themselves to him, presumably to be executed. Edward demanded that they walk out wearing nooses around their necks, and carrying the keys to the city and castle. One of the wealthiest of the town leaders, Eustache de Saint Pierre, volunteered first, and five other burghers joined with him. Saint Pierre led this envoy of volunteers to the city gates. It was this moment, and this poignant mix of defeat, heroic self-sacrifice, and willingness to face imminent death that Rodin captured in his sculpture, scaled somewhat larger than life.The Burghers of Calais.

September 15, 2018

For Obama, Asia represents the future. Africa and Latin America, in his view, deserve far more U.S. attention than they receive. Europe, about which he is unromantic, is a source of global stability that requires, to his occasional annoyance, American hand-holding. And the Middle East is a region to be avoided—one that, thanks to America’s energy revolution, will soon be of negligible relevance to the U.S. economy

September 13, 2018

Vous avez raison, quand vous me trouvez heureux de l’exercice d’un art qui m’amuse et m’intéresse réellement ; mais à quel prix acquiert-on ce talent souvent médiocre et contestable, qui nous console, si vous vouiez, dans certains moments !… (x)

September 12, 2018

Pluck‘ in Measure for Measure

September 11, 2018

“Chance and change love to deal with men’s settled plans, not with their idle vagaries. If we desire unexpected and unimaginable events, we should contrive an iron framework, such as we fancy may compel the future to take on inevitable shape; then comes in the unexpected, and shatters our design in fragments.” (Hawthorne, The Marble Faun.)

September 10, 2018

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September 10, 2018

That’s how America leads – not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve.[*]

… As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained. It’s why we speak out against the deplorable anti-Semitism that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world. It’s why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims – the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace. That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer.