Hahaha ur right

今天看到Livy的一句话: Perīculum in morā

大意为There is danger in delay 忽然想起自己这个拖延症 瑟瑟发抖

TJ小时候真是个小机灵鬼 (用吊袜带捆火鸡什么的emm)

前两天看到一句拉丁语的骚话:“manum meam Tibi dabo, si tu dabis tuam mihi.”

大意是:I will give my hand to you, if you give your hand to me.有一种执子之手的感觉,太美好了

Heart of Darkness 书摘IV

大概有一周没看了 我需要自我反思

【关于...我也不知道 人生吧 总之比较抽象】

Of course you may be too much of a fool to go wrong — too dull even to know you are being assaulted by the powers of darkness. I take it, no fool ever madea bargain for his soul with the devil — I don’t know which. Or you may be such a thunderingly exalted creature as to bealtogether deaf and blind to anything but heavenly sights and sounds. Then theearth for you is only a standing place —and whether to be like this is your loss or your gain I won’t pretend to say. But most of us are neither one nor the other. The earth for us is a place to live in, where we must put up with sights, with sounds, with smells, too, by Jove! — breath dead hippo, so to speak, and not becontaminated. And there, don’t you see? Your strength comes in, the faith in your ability for the digging of unostentatious holes to bury the stuff in — your power of devotion, not to yourself, but to an obscure, back-breaking business.



Random quotes make me happy, but reading the Bible is a much more difficult thing

【Some Quotes From TJ】


图片来自1800年竞选时民主共和党的宣传画 贴出来是我纯粹为了报复社会以及吓人 bushi 其实TJ的蘑菇头看起来也是很ok的 emm

一部分so called名言如下⬇️ 不全 因为他一生中写的东西太多了 并且请先看文末的英文原文 因为有些中文翻译实在不敢让人恭维(忽略我的注释 因为可能比较沙雕)
























And sth in English:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

The Bible is the source of liberty.

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

I would rather be judged by 12 farmers than 12 scholars.(注:显示了老农民特质)

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.

Sir, no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man, and I as chief magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example.

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

Information is the currency of democracy.

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.


If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies… The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.(注:与“history is watching you 如出一辙)

Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.


Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.

I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

That government is best which governs least.

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.

Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.

Without God, liberty will not last.

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.








【伪科普】关于founding fathers的一些画像、名字及quotes?





图三#关于George这个名字。“乔治”来自希腊语,意为farmer。我们可以将乔三和华爹理解为farmer of the nation(建国老农民?)

图四#关于Alexander这个名字。也来自希腊语,意为“fend off”,可以理解为defend反抗及protect保护。想到Hamilton的一生,先是为了北美独立,后是联邦党,一直在保护着革命果实,为民主和自由而奋斗。


图六#詹姆斯。可以联想到Madison和Monroe。总之,这个名字意为“follower”。Follower of Jefferson?可以这么理解吧。毕竟大家都是Democratic Republicans。







Heart of Darkness 书摘III


No fear can stand up to hunger, no patience can wear it out, disgust simply does not exist where hunger is; and as to superstition, beliefs, and what you may call principles, they are less than chaff in a breeze.

It’s really easier to face bereavement, dishonor, and the perdition of one’s soul -than this kind of prolonged hunger. Sad, but true.

“I want to be lots of things at the same time”