“The man who sees two or three generations is like someone who sits in a conjurer’s booth at a fair, and sees the tricks two or three times. They are meant to be seen only once.”

~ Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena


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  1. “Then among them arose Nestor, sweet of speech, the clear-voiced orator of the Pylians, from whose tongue flowed speech sweeter than honey. Two generations of mortal men had passed away in his lifetime, [250] who had been born and reared with him before in sacred Pylos, and he was king among the third.”

    Homer, Book I, as translated by A.T. Murray, and provided on the Tufts Perseus site. But Nestor seems something of a bore here, not that his advice is wrong.

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