Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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Every one should be his own physician. We ought to assist, not force nature. What medicine can procure digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable evils? Patience. Voltaire 1694-1788 The illustration is copyright: Ron and Joe … Continue reading
It is difficult to free fools from the chains that they revere. Il est bien malaisé (puisqu’il faut enfin m’expliquer) d’ôter à des insensés des chaînes qu’ils révèrent. Voltaire Le dîner du comte de Boulainvilliers (1767): Troisième Entretien The illustration … Continue reading
Some will shine in the second rank who are lost in the first. Voltaire Would you rather be a large fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a large pond? It is claimed that this phrase originated … Continue reading
Prejudices are what fools use for reason. Voltaire The illustration is by Andrea Danti via Shutterstock