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Cogito, ergo sum: I think, therefore I am
 

Rodin's sculpture, "The Thinker," sitting in the garden of the Rodin museum, seems to ponder Descartes here.

 
 

Da mihi castitatem et continentiam, sed noli modo: Grant me chastity and self-control but not yet
 

Bottivelli's painting, St. Augustine in His Study, located in Uffizi, Florence, is paired with this quote from Augustine.

 
 

Dabit deus his quoque finem: God will also give an end to these things
 

This quote from Vergil's Aeneid looms over these Pompeiian remains, much like Mount Vesuvius in the background.

 
 

Damnant quod non intellegunt: They condemn what they do not understand
 

Together this quote and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina nod to the Library of Alexandria, lost in antiquity.

 
 

Ego sum rex Romanus et supra grammaticam: I am a Roman king and above grammar
 

Pisanello's portrait of Sigismund of Luxemburg, now in Vienna, is placed behind a quote, possibly from the king himself.

 
 

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