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“The two most common elements in the world are hydrogen and stupidity.” - Arthur Miller
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Musings
The Renaissance was one of the most important cultural movements in history. It began in Italy in the 14th century and lasted until the 17th century. Italy was considered to be the cultural center of the world, the Italian poet and scholar Petrarch is considered to be the father of the renaissance. Though the movement began in Italy, the word is French and means rebirth……… 
“We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” ― Henry James, The Middle Years
Litost-a state of agony created by sight of one’s own misery…..
“Ester asked why people are sad. "That’s simple," says the old man. "They are the prisoners of their personal history. Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Zahir
People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure.  - Petrarch
“What are heavy? sea-sand and sorrow. What are brief? today and tomorrow. What are frail? spring blossoms and youth. What are deep? the ocean and truth.” ― Christina Rossetti