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Latin phrases: "mindful of what has been done, aware of what will be", "peace visits not the guilty mind", ...
"memores acti prudentes futuri": mindful of what has been done, aware of what will be
- from the North Hertfordshire District Council coat of arms
"nemo malus felix": peace visits not the guilty mind
"Nemo igitur vir magnus sine aliquo adflatu divino umquam fuit.": No great man ever existed who did not enjoy some portion of divine inspiration.
- from Cicero's De Natura Deorum, Book 2, chapter LXVI, 167
Nature's Awe. In front of your eyes (time-lapse video) snowflake comes to life; plants make choice; music from ice
Norway’s Ice Music Festival
"It's said the full moon can bring on unusual behaviour, and that certainly seems to be the case in Norway. For the last seven years, to mark the first full moon of the year, musicians from all over the world perform at a festival where all the instruments are made from ice and snow."
Photo courtesy visitnorway.com and icemusicfestival.no
Nothing funnier - Putin pokes fun at Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony: reprise the failed 5th snowflake Olympic Ring
One of the Olympic rings failed to open during the opening ceremony at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
Sochi 2014's organisers made a joke at their own expense during the closing ceremony with the fifth Olympic ring "failing" to unfurl.
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St Valentine, shelter cetacean mammals, high-IQ whales & dolphins; brain wt: whale 9000g, dolphin 1500g, human 1200g max
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy calls Japan's dolphin slaughter “inhumane”
"Say as you think and speak it from your souls."
- William Shakespeare
"It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them."
- Mark Twain
"It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions."
- William Shakespeare
Bond between people and horses: true story of 100 horsemen training 100 wild mustangs in 100 days... Happy Lunar New Year!
Everybody loves the movie "Wild Horse, Wild Ride" (rated 93% at RottenTomatoes.com) which tells the true story "of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals. Stunning and poignant, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of friends..."
"Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If virtue precede us every step will be safe."
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
- Winston Churchill