Swift and Tacitus

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  These spoke to me so I share them with you.


“Rara temporum felicitate ubi sentire quae velis et quae  sentias dicere licet.”
(“These times having the rare good fortune that you may think what you like and say what you think.”)

Tacitus  56- 120 AD


“We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love each other.”
“Laws are like cobwebs,which may catch small flies but let wasps and hornets break through.”
“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.”
Jonathan Swift  1667 -1745

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