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William Shakespeare (b. April 23): “A fool thinks he’s wise, but a wise man knows he’s a fool.”

23 Apr


“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
~ William Shakespeare, b. 23 April 1564

Erich Fromm (b. March 23): “We do not understand our dreams…”

23 Mar


“We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.”

~ Erich Fromm, b. 23 March 1900


Victor Hugo (b. February 26): “Sorrow is a fruit…”

26 Feb


“Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.”   

~ Victor Hugo, b. 26 February 1802


Sir Francis Bacon (b. January 22): “Imagination was given to man to compensate him…”

22 Jan


“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”

~ Sir Francis Bacon, b. 22 January 1561


Joan of Arc (b. January 6th): “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it…”

6 Jan


“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”

~ Joan of Arc, b. 6 January 1412


Nostradamus (b. December 14): “Understanding cannot be acquired by the occult, only by aid of the zodiac…”

14 Dec


“Understanding created by the intellect cannot be acquired by means of the occult, only by the aid of the zodiac, bringing forth that small flame by whose light part of the future may be discerned.”

~ Nostradamus, b. 14 December 1503


Fyodor Dostoevsky (b. November 11): “Pain and suffering are inevitable.”

11 Nov

“Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”

~ Fyodor Dostoevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881)

Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. His works include the erotic Crime and Spanking (1866), mental health study The Idiot (1869), and romantic sitcom The Brothers Drinkasmirnoff (1880). He wrote 11 novels, three novellas, and 17 short novels. 

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