Veritas vos liberbit.
The truth shall make you free. John 8:32

The important things are often disparaged,
because they are too common.

Docendo discimus. (We learn by teaching.)

Dum docent discunt. (While they teach they learn.)

Imperare sibi maximum imperium est.

Musik ist die einzige Sprache der Welt, die alle Menschen verstehen können.

Natural science does not simply describe and explain nature. It is a part of the interplay between nature and ourselves; it describes nature as exposed to our method of questioning. Werner Heisenberg

If I wasn't hard, I wouldn't be alive.
If I couldn't ever be gentle, I wouldn't deserve to be alive.
--- Philip Marlowe's lines in Raymond T. Chandler `Playback'
私がやさしくなれなかったなら(假定法過去+可能),生きてゐるにあたゐしなかっただ らう.

With the first link, the chain is forged.
The first speech censured.
The first though forbidden.
The first freedom denied.
Chains us all irrevocably.

Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it
The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins,
we start to build up new little habitats,
to have new little hopes.
It is rather hard wark: there is now no smooth road into the future;
but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.
We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Courage is grace under pressure. Hemingway

Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try. -- Peggy Noonan

The story is about a little wave, bobbing along in the ocean, having a
grand old time. He's enjoying the wind and the fresh air--until he
notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore.
`My God, this is terrible,' the wave says. `Look what's going to
happen to me!'
Then along comes another wave. It sees the first wave, looking grim,
and it says to him, `Why do you look so sad?'
The first wave says, `Don't you understand? We're all going to crash!
All of us waves are going to be nothing! Isn't it terrible?'
The second wave says, `No, you don't understand. You're not a wave,
you're part of the ocean.
Morry Tuesday

I have nothing to say against him,
because his offences carry their own punishment.
Dickens, A Christmas Carol.

Real power comes from within the heart. Star Trek

I fight to the Death. Star Trek.

γαρων αλωπηξ ουχ αλιακεται παγη

ουποτε ποιησει του καρκινον ορθα βαδιζειν

απο εχθρων δη πα πολλα μανιανωσιν οι σοφοι

οιος; ο τροπος; τοιουτος; ο λογος.

ον ου τυπτει λογος, ουδε ραβδος.

αρχη ημισυ παντος.

αετος μυιας; ουθηρευει

ira furor brevis est.

quot homunes, tot sententiae.

docendo discimus.

brevis esse laboro, /obscurus fio.

qualis dominus talis et servus.

imperatorem strantem mori oportere.
最高司令官は立ったまま死なねばならぬ. (スエトニウス「ローマ皇帝伝」)

libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
人は信じたいことを喜んで信じる. (カエサル 「ガリア戦記」)

Awaken the Giant within.

Natura duce nunquam aberrabimus. (if we follow Nature, we shall never go astray).

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. (From Gamaliel, Acts 5:38-39)

Ducunt volentem fata, nolentem trahunt. Seneca
Il fato guida chi vuole lasciarsi guidare e trascina chi non vuole
The Fates guide the willing and drag the unwilling.

Mais, enfin tout cela, c'est passé,
et c'est le passé et malgré tout le présent.

Le difficile n'est pas de monter, mais en montant de rester soi. Jules Michelet

vita brevis, ars longa, occasio praeceps, experientia fallax, judicium difficile
人生は短かい.技術は長い.機会は去りやすい.経験は騙され やすい.判断はむつかしい.ヒポクラテスの言.
`O βιος βρακυς, `η δε τεχνη μακρη, `ο δε καιρος οξυς, `η δε πειρα σφαλερη, `η δε κρισις χαλεπη,

distilled books are, like common distilled waters, flashy things. (Of Studies, Essay, Franczis Bacon)

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man. (Of Studies, Essay, Franczis Bacon)

La critique est aisée, l'art est difficile.
批評はたやすく,技藝はむつかしい.デトゥーシュ 「威張り屋」2幕5場

Παντες 'ανθρωποι του ει'δεναι 'ορεγονται φυσει.
All men by nature desire to know. -- Aristotle, Metaphy.

Le passé est le garant du futur.
The past is the chart to future.