"I am Theophrastus, and greater than those to whom you liken me; I am Theophrastus, and in addition I am monarcha medicorum and I can prove to you what you cannot prove...I need not don a coat of mail or buckler against you, for you are not learned or experienced enough to refute even a word of mine...As for you, you can defend your kingdom with belly-crawling and flattery. How long do you think this will last? Let me tell you this: every little hair on my neck knows more than you and all your scribes, and my shoe buckles are more learned than your Galen and Avicenna, and my beard has more experience than all your colleges." -- Paracelsus, "Selected Writings"
Friday, May 29, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." -- Socrates, "Antigone"
Monday, May 18, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
"Who controls the past controls the future; Who controls the present controls the past" -- George Orwell, "1984"
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
"Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it..." -- Hannah Arendt, "The Origins of Totalitarianism"