Sunday, April 22, 2007

Peri physeos

And the Goddess cordially admitted me,
with her hand my right hand held and thus spoke and addressed me;
Oh youth, to the immortal charioteers firmly raised
with the mares that bring you as you come to our halls,
be glad!
since you was not by evil destiny prompted to share this path

- for indeed is beyond men's feet -
but by Rightness as well as Justice.

And you have to know everything,
both the well-rounded truth's unshakable heart,
and mortals' opinions, empty of true faith.
However, these also will you learn,
that false beliefs like true must seem,
pervading everything by all means
.

Parmenides, Elea, ca. 500 BC

2 Comments:

Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Have you heard of the Thinking Blogger Awards? You have been tagged!

4:17 AM, April 22, 2007  
Blogger Again said...

wow - thanks, Miss Cellania...

i'm speechless (at least for a while ;-) )

9:12 AM, April 22, 2007  

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