Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (19 juin 1623 – 1662) mathématicien and philosophe français. “Il n’y a que deux sortes d’hommes: les uns justes, qui se croient pécheurs; les autres pécheurs, qui se croient justes” “Ci sono solo due categorie di uomini: i giusti che si credono peccatori, e i peccatori che si credono giusti.” “There are only… Read More Blaise Pascal

Anne Frank

Today is the anniversary of Anna Frank’s birth (12 June 1929). Here are some of her words: “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because… Read More Anne Frank

Happiness

William Styron – novelist – (11 Jun 1925-2006) “Maybe that’s the key to happiness—being sort of dumb, not wanting to know any of the answers.” “Forse questa è la chiave della felicità – essere un po’ stupidi e  non voler conoscere le risposte”

Stendhal (23 janvier 1783 – 1842)

“Le berger essaie toujours de convaincre les moutons que leurs intérêts et les siens sont les mêmes.” “Il pastore cerca sempre di convincere il gregge che gli interessi del bestiame e i suoi sono gli stessi.” “The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same. “

Frank Zappa (1940 – December 4, 1993)

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.”  “Alcuni scienziati affermano che l’idrogeno, poiché sembra così abbondante, è la sostanza basilare dell’universo. Io non… Read More Frank Zappa (1940 – December 4, 1993)