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But it took more than a revival of antiquity to make the Renaissance.  And first of all it took money — smelly bourgeois money: … of careful calculations, investments and loans, of interest and dividends accumulated until surplus could be spared from the pleasures of the flesh, from the purchase of senates, signories, and mistresses, to pay a Michelangelo or a Titian to transmute wealth into beauty, and perfume a fortune with the breath of art.  Money is the root of all civilization.
    —    Will Durant
From his book: “The History of Civilization:  The Renaissance
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On This Day In:
2014 Hard Evidence
2013 Full Participation
2012 Roving (Again)
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2011 Why Not?

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Show me someone who thinks that money buys happiness, and I’ll show you someone who has never had a lot of money.
    —    David Geffen
[Christ is risen!  (Christians) Happy Easter to all!  (Spring pagans)  God is Great!  (Monotheists)  And, let’s give peace a chance…  (Atheists, agnostics and everyone else 🙂 )    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Glory Days (part 1)
2012 Feeling Old?
2011 Even When I Wish Really, Really Hard
Skeptical Fathers
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Too often fear has been used to keep us apart.  It’s the fear of the unknown.  That’s what segregation created and built up over time.  We spent so much time hating each other that we never stopped to realize that most black people and white people just want the same things in life.
Now that we’re no longer legally separated by race, we’re separated by money.  So we still don’t live together;  we still don’t get to see the best qualities we each have to offer.
    —    Charles Barkley
From his book:  “Who’s Afraid Of A Large Black Man?
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