Scipio Africanus

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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Let us make war, since evidently, you have found peace intolerable.

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major (236183 BC) was a general in the Second Punic War and statesman of the Roman Republic. He was best known for defeating Hannibal of Carthage, a feat that earned him the agnomen Africanus, the nickname the Roman Hannibal and recognition as one of the finest commanders in military history.

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  • I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
  • I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

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