“Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.” – Giambattista Vico (died 23 January 1744), Italian philosopher, pretty much describing America’s plans for Super Bowl Sunday.
Below – Giambattista Vico, who probably would have been a Giants fan.
“Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.” – Stendhal (born 23 January 1783), French writer and author of “The Red and the Black.”
I don’t care about the opinion of some pompous Parisian. I think that I look great in bell-bottom trousers.
Below – Stendhal the hypocrite: That Nehru jacket he’s wearing is so 1960s.
“The mountain sheep are sweeter,
but the valley sheep are fatter;
we therefore deem it meeter
to carry off the latter.” – Thomas Love Peacock (died 23 January 1866), English writer, offering some shrewd dating advice.
Below – Thomas Love Peacock, poet and relationship guru.