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John Florio biography

John Florio portrait and short biography

Forgive thy friends: they would, but cannot praise, inough’ the wit, art, language of thy PLAYES: forgive thy foes; they will not praise thee. Why? Thy Fate hath thought it best, they should envy. Faith, for thy FOXES sake, forgive them those who are not worthy to be friends, nor foes. Or, for their owne brave sake, let them be still fooles at thy mercy, and like what they will. John Florio (London 1607 Verses … Continue reading

Shakespeare dictionary

William Shakespeare short quotes dictionary

All men who repeat a line from Shakespeare are William Shakespeare. Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings I consider the genius, in any form, as an effort of nature to produce, among great sacrifices, a better human prototype, more successful, more worthy of life than usual. Hermann Hesse Books are Lighthouses erected in the sea of time. Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Alex St. Clair Theoretically speaking a good reader should also … Continue reading

The Olympic Games

The Olympic Games

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well. Pierre de Coubertin The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself. Dawn Fraser The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in … Continue reading