Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Instructor

“We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.” So wrote Publius Flavius Vegetius … Continue reading

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Food, Inc.

“Our minds are like our stomachs; they are whetted by the change of their food, and variety supplies both with fresh appetite.” So thought Quintilian for whom food really was for thought. And while we are on the subject of … Continue reading

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The Question

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” So thought Marcus Aurelius. And others would have done well to heed his words as the commentariat breaks out in a fit … Continue reading

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Memory

“Memory is deceptive because it is coloured by today’s events.” These words of Albert Einstein seem particularly apposite as we turn our attention, in this a year not short of events to remember, to the commemorations to mark VE day … Continue reading

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