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Citius Altius Fortius: Faster, Higher, Stronger

The motto of the Olympics fittingly placed before a laurel.


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.


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