domenica 28 ottobre 2012

The Amazing

With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spiderman.

martedì 18 settembre 2012

Orbetello

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

sabato 15 settembre 2012

Montiano

The charm and the fascinating mystery of nature are perhaps the only key that we have to try to open the door that separates us from the truth.
Romano Battaglia

martedì 11 settembre 2012

giovedì 6 settembre 2012

Capalbio

The wise learn many things from their enemies; for caution preserves all things. From a friend you could not learn this, but your foe immediately obliges you to learn it. For example, the states have learned from enemies, and not from friends, to build lofty walls, and to possess ships of war. And this lesson preserves children, house, and possessions.
Aristophanes

mercoledì 29 agosto 2012

domenica 26 agosto 2012

giovedì 23 agosto 2012

domenica 29 luglio 2012

Olympics

As in the Olympic Games it is not the most beautiful and the strongest that are crowned but those who compete (for it is some of these that are victorious), so those who act win, and rightly win, the noble and good things in life.
Aristotele

domenica 22 luglio 2012

domenica 15 luglio 2012

domenica 8 luglio 2012

Soul, time & space

The soul goes through time and space, and it is not as the eye, that believes that the sky starts where the horizon begins.
Ambrogio Bazzero

domenica 1 luglio 2012

Pleasant life

It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly. Whenever any one of these is lacking, when, for instance, the man is not able to live wisely, though he lives honorably and justly, it is impossible for him to live a pleasant life.
Epicurus

domenica 24 giugno 2012

Destination

One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

domenica 17 giugno 2012

domenica 3 giugno 2012

Mathematics

For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
Roger Bacon

domenica 27 maggio 2012

domenica 20 maggio 2012

The first rose

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupèry

domenica 13 maggio 2012

About a bee (1)

As the bee takes the essence of a flower and flies away without destroying its beauty and perfume, so let the sage wander in this life.
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha

domenica 6 maggio 2012

Fortune

Fortune loves those that have least wit and most confidence and such as like that saying of Caesar, "The die is thrown."
Erasmo da Rotterdam - The Praise of Folly
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Nel linguaggio dei fiori il mughetto è sinonimo di felicità ritrovata e di portafortuna.
In Francia è tradizione offrirlo durante la festa del primo maggio.
Secondo una leggenda questo fiore è nato dalle gocce di sangue versate da San Benedetto durante la battaglia contro il demonio.
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Venerdì questo blog ha compiuto 3 anni e io non posso far altro che ringraziarlo per le persone che mi ha fatto conoscere.

domenica 29 aprile 2012

Ornament

Cats can work out mathematically the exact place to sit that will cause most inconvenience.
Pam Brown

domenica 15 aprile 2012

Source of pleasures

One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
Denis Diderot


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Nel linguaggio dei fiori l'orchidea significa sensualità, passione ed eleganza.

In flowers' language orchid means sensuality, passion and elegance.

domenica 8 aprile 2012

Sweet Easter

Life is like chocolate, it’s the bitter that makes one appreciate the sweet.
Xavier Brebion

I wish you a sweet Easter :)

domenica 25 marzo 2012

domenica 4 marzo 2012

Cry

It's hard to make people laugh today. It is much easier to make cry: an onion is enough.
Cesare Marchi

domenica 26 febbraio 2012

Admire


Admired too much is by children, not admire anything is stupid.
Niccolò Tommaseo

domenica 19 febbraio 2012

Cryptic


For the cat is cryptic, and close to Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir. He is the kin of the jungle's lords, and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa. The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language; but he is more ancient than the Sphinx, and remembers that which she hath forgotten.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft

domenica 12 febbraio 2012

Appearance

The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
Kahlil Gibran

domenica 5 febbraio 2012

Ice

I have observed that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter.
Bat Masterson

domenica 22 gennaio 2012

Button

You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal — no one will see it. But when a button is missing — everyone sees that.
Erich Maria Remarque

domenica 15 gennaio 2012

Drawing


What is drawing? How does one learn it? It is working through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do.
Vincent Van Gogh

domenica 8 gennaio 2012

To err is human

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
Murphy's Law

domenica 1 gennaio 2012

A new year is blooming

That this new year that is blooming become a beautiful rose.
And his thorns don't hurt too much.