Friday, April 1, 2011

Daily Dose

From The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, by Jacob Burckhardt


"Now and then, when the stars send them too cruel a message, they manage to brace themselves up, act for themselves, and say boldly: 'Vir sapiens dominabitur astris' -- the wise man is master of the stars -- and then again relapse into the old delusion."

From Influence of Ancient Superstition

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