„When men were scattered over the earth, protected by eaves or by the dug-out shelter of a cliff or by the trunk of a hollow tree, it was philosophy that taught them to build houses.“

As quoted in Epistulae morales ad Lucilium by Seneca, Epistle XC (trans. R. M. Gummere)

Последнее обновление 22 мая 2020 г. История
Посидоний из Апамеи фото
Посидоний из Апамеи3
-135 - -51 до н.э.

Похожие цитаты

J. M. Barrie фото
Vitruvius фото

„When the juices of trees have no means of escape, they clot and rot in them, making the trees hollow and good for nothing.“

—  Vitruvius, книга De architectura

Источник: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IX, Sec. 4

Gaston Bachelard фото
Gaston Bachelard фото
Aldo Leopold фото
George Pope Morris фото

„Woodman, spare that tree!
Touch not a single bough!
In youth it sheltered me,
And I 'll protect it now.“

—  George Pope Morris American publisher 1802 - 1864

Woodman, spare that Tree! (1830), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Cornelia Funke фото
Ralph Waldo Emerson фото

„Happy is the house that shelters a friend!“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Friendship

Robert Jordan фото
Richard Wright фото
Robert Greene фото
Surendra Pratap Singh фото
Fernand Léger фото

„They are not like the – patron’s hands or the – blessing hands of the curate – They resemble their tools, mountains, tree trunks... The time is approaching when machines will – work FOR them – Then he will have hands like his boss – WHY NOT?“

—  Fernand Léger French painter 1881 - 1955

He's on the way – HIS LIFE begins TODAY [written text in his painting 'Les mains – hommage a Majakovski', 1951 - [ Vladimir Mayakovsky was a Russian Futurist poet].
Quotes of Fernand Leger, 1950's
Источник: Fernand Léger – The Later Years -, catalogue ed. Nicolas Serota, published by the Trustees of the Whitechapel Art gallery, London, Prestel Verlag, 1988, p. 68

Vitruvius фото

„In felling a tree we should cut into the trunk of it to the very heart, and then leave it standing so that the sap may drain out drop by drop throughout the whole of it.“

—  Vitruvius, книга De architectura

Источник: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II, Chapter IX, Sec. 3
Контексте: In felling a tree we should cut into the trunk of it to the very heart, and then leave it standing so that the sap may drain out drop by drop throughout the whole of it.... Then and not till then, the tree being drained dry and the sap no longer dripping, let it be felled and it will be in the highest state of usefulness.

Galén фото

„Diogenes compared them to fig-trees growing over precipices; for their fruit was devoured by daws and crows, not by men.“

—  Galén Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher 129 - 216

Galen, on Diogenes's views on the ignorant rich, in Exhortation to Study the Arts, Wakefield (1796), p. 217; cf. Stobaeus, iv. 31b. 48.
Latter day attributions

Felix Adler фото

„Man is like a tree, with the mighty trunk of intellect, the spreading branches of imagination, and the roots of the lower instincts that bind him to the earth. The moral life, however, is the fruit he bears; in it his true nature is revealed.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933

Section 6 : Higher Life
Founding Address (1876), Life and Destiny (1913)
Контексте: Man is like a tree, with the mighty trunk of intellect, the spreading branches of imagination, and the roots of the lower instincts that bind him to the earth. The moral life, however, is the fruit he bears; in it his true nature is revealed.
It is the prerogative of man that he need not blindly follow the law of his natural being, but is himself the author of a higher moral law, and creates it even in acting it out.

Sarah Dessen фото

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“