Contemporary democracy is closer to a system of one dollar one vote than to one person one vote.
– Joseph Stiglitz, Economist and Nobel Laureate
When confronted with human misery, the comedian is deeply saddened, but when the sadness reaches his brain, it has become laughter.
– José Francés, Spanish writer
Consider well the seed that gave you birth: you were not made to live as brutes, but to pursue virtue and knowledge.
– Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (c.1265–1321)
Considerate la vostra semenza:
fatti non foste a viver come bruti,
ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza.
– Dante Alighieri
“Nearly all men die of their remedies, and not of their illnesses.”
– Molière, French playwright and actor (1622-1673)
“Presque tous les hommes meurent de leurs remèdes, et non pas de leurs maladies.”