Tagged: Analects

Analects of the Core: Cervantes on having one’s own fish to fry

Let them eat the lie and swallow it with their bread. Whether the two were lovers or no, they’ll have accounted to God for it by now. I have my own fish to fry. – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Don Quixote

Analects of the Core: Coleridge on nations and mankind

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Unsourced

Analects of the Core: Van Gogh on fallibility

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again. -Vincent Van Gogh

Analects of the Core: Bourdieu on successful ideologies

The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicit silence. – sociologist Pierre Bourdieu

Analects of the Core: Austen on vanity and pride

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 5. Lynn Festa will be lecturing to the students of […]

Analects of the Core: Virgil on Euryalus’ death

“Euryalus, Poor fellow, where did I lose you? Where shall I Hunt for you? Back all the winding way, That maze of woodland?” – Virgil, The Aeneid (Boox IX, 551-554)

Analects of the Core: Virgil on Aeneas’ last words to Dido

“Dido, do forlorn, The story then that came to me was true, That you were out of life, had met your end By your own hand. Was I, was I the cause? I swear by heaven’s stars, by the high gods, By any certainty below the earth, I left your land against my will, my […]

Analects of the Core: Virgil on Greek gifts

‘Men of Troy, what madness has come over you? can you believe the enemy truly gone? A gift from the Danaans, and no ruse? Is that Ulysses’ way, as you have known him? Achaens must be hiding in this timber, Or it was built to butt against our walls, Peer over them into our houses, […]

Analects of the Core: Romero on domestic employees in the USA

Domestic service reveals the contradiction in a a feminism that pushed for women’s involvement outside the home, yet failed to make men take responsibility for household labor. Employed middle- and upper-middle class women escaped the double day syndrome by hiring poor women of color to perform housework and child care, and this was characterized as […]

Analects of the Core: Wordsworth on grandeur

Wisdom and Spirit of the universe! Thou Soul, that art the Eternity of thought! And giv’st to forms and images a breath And everlasting motion! not in vain, By day or star-light, thus from my first dawn Of childhood didst thou intertwine for me The passions that build up our human soul; Not with the […]