Acquire those things which one can never lose

If I had children I should tell them that in this age one ought to be prepared for everything, for no one can count on the future. And I should add that people should rely on nothing that can be taken away; but try to acquire those things which one can never lose till one ceases to exist: fortitude, energy, knowledge, and prudence.

Alexis De Tocqueville, 1848

Aristotle’s Cave

God reaches out to create Adam by Michelangelo

Suppose there were men who had always lived underground … but had learned by report and hearsay that there was a divine spirit and power. … Read more