"Approximately 1600 years before John Donne, the English poet and satirist proclaimed his immortal words, 'No man is an island' the great Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman, Seneca wrote,' No man can live happily who regards himself alone, who turns everything to his own advantage. Thou must live for another if thou wishes to live for thyself.'
The more I learn about the past, the less I know about the present. All our learning has been before us and will go on after our bodies have departed this life. No lesson is new, though it be new to us; no problem is one that has not been presented and solved in part before. Those of us who stand for anything at all; those who have learnt all there is to know, both stand and learn on the backs of those who went before them.
Without a grandfather there can be no father; without a father there can be no child; without a history there can be no future and without a vision and regard of others there can be no self! " William Forde: May 7th, 2013.