behind "Philosopher's Touch"
The "Philosopher's Touch" was made
using countless letter beads to spell out actual quotes from famous thinkers of
They are below, in order:
who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Santayana, Life of Reason
"Quod bonum est, bonos facit."
(Translated: That which is good makes men good.)
- Seneca, Epistulae Ad Cucilium
"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can
only be achieved by understanding."
-Albert Einstein, Notes on Pacifism
"Therefore the sage while clad in homespun conceals on his person a
priceless piece of jade."
- Lao Tsu
"Ich habe viel in der Welt versucht und
immer dasselbe gefunden." (Translated: I have tried much in this world but
always found the same.)
Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre, 1. Buch
"One day, with life and heart, is more
than time enough to find a world."
James Russell Lowell, Columbus
pearl is a disease of the oyster. A poem is a disease of the spirit caused
by the irritation of a granule of truth fallen into that soft gray bivalve
we call the mind."
- Christopher Morley, Bivalves
"Demut kennt nicht der matte, feige,
schwankende Mann, sondern nur der kraftvolle, mutige und entschlossene."
(Translated: Humility is not known by the weak, cowardly, wavering man,
but only by the strong, courageous and resolving one.)
"I am free from desire and the people of
themselves become simple like the uncarved block."
- Lao Tsu
"L'amour n'est pas tous, mais sans
l'amour tout est rien." (Translated: Love is not everything, but without it
everything is nothing.)
"Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a
gentle nature, but revenge the sign of a savage nature."
- Epictetus, Fragments
can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows
- Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, pt 11, sec.
"Thou shalt sleep in thy clouds,
careless of the voice of the morning."
- MacPherson, Ossian: Address to the sun
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the list of dedications in the Journal.
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