Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Audaces Fortuna Juvat"

"...the plague was "merrily" culling the population...
as a threat to the prosperity, vigour and virility of ... society....
to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone.... 
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight ... we shall never surrender..."
1910, Winston Churchill
"The great Pestilence...the corruption of the atmosphere was a prime cause ...
ignorant, incompetent, dishonest men were thrust abruptly into positions of authority far beyond their merit..."  The Black Death - Philip Ziegler , 1969

 "... immune system does a remarkable job of defending you...
But sometimes it fails: A germ invades successfully and makes you sick..."

"...o sargento respondeu "Quase todos ...tinham falta de motivação, falta de espírito de sacrifício, falta de caráter...morreram... "

Friday, April 13, 2018

"Nas costas dos outros vemos as nossas"

"Whenever the young find themselves in the company of those who do not make them feel at ease, they should know that they are not in the society of true ladies and true gentlemen, but of pretenders;
that well-bred men and women can only feel at home in the society of the well-bred." Our Deportment, John Young

"O fofoqueiro compulsivo fala mal dos outros do mesmo modo compulsivo como o obeso mórbido come"
"Backstabber’s will say the nicest things about you in your presence, only to turn around and tell others what a good-for-nothing, hopeless waste of space you are. They feel insecure, emotionally vulnerable, and angry with themselves and the world, so make up stories about others or exaggerate minor mistakes and weaknesses of people."

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Britain Awake"

"Susanna represents the community besieged by internal problems..."

 Anthony Storr. Feet of clay
"Britain therefore must be strong, strong in arms, and strong in faith in her own way of life..."

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

“As soon as money in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory's fire springs."

"an indulgence is "a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo" .... Some penances could be commuted through payments..."
"Damasio AR...adults with previously normal personalities develop abnormal social conduct....linked to punishment ...An investigation of this theory in patients with...loud noise)
"..more and more like a RELIGIOUS cult.. than a form of MEDICAL TREATMENT...whether they showed benefit or not...patients provide analysts with long-term regular income."
  Feet of clay, A. Storr