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Omar Khayyám

Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ― Omar Khayyám, Edward Fitzgerald’s Rubâ’iyât of Omar Khayyâm. (HardPress Publishing, August 1, 2012) Advertisements

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Bede

The present life of man, O king, seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain… Continue reading Bede

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Geoffrey Chaucer

And what is better than wisedoom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales between the years 1387 and 1400. As the printing press had yet to be invented, they were passed down in several handwritten manuscripts. The collection was finally put… Continue reading Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer

And what is better than wisedoom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales between the years 1387 and 1400. As the printing press had yet to be invented, they were passed down in several handwritten manuscripts. The collection was finally put… Continue reading Geoffrey Chaucer

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