The 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica wrote that Danton stands out as a master of commanding phrase. One of his fierce sayings has become a proverb. Against the Duke of Brunswick and the invaders,
il nous faut de l’audace, et encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audaceGeorges Jacques Danton, 26 October 1759 – 5 April 1794
We need audacity, and yet more audacity, and always audacity!
Reminds one of Peter’s club,
The All-Joking, All-Drunken Synod of Fools and Jesters
This grass and that grass would be great, both are greener.
(We need Sunday beer sales) in order to be competitive with the city of Ringgold, Gray said, I wish we could outlaw all of it (alcohol) but we can’t.
That clears the matter up considerably.
I recently learned a bit about Lucretius’ De rerum natura, a nearly 2,100 year-old document that provides summaries of science, philosophy, and other human behaviors. A snip from one web page caught my eye:
Hutchinson points out that Lucretius often juxtaposes the depiction of pleasure with an immediate cold shower of a depiction of regret, frustration, and absurdity.
That is a broadly useful statement. Cheers.