Michael Zeleny (larvatus) wrote,
Michael Zeleny

carpe opportunitatem

The coward imagines that every calamity has been staged for his benefit. The truth of the matter is that every calamity has its reasons, but reasons do not suffer mastery by men. The lesson of the moment is nowise beholden to its designer. It belongs to the men who best realize its advantage.

“Il n’y a point d’accidents si malheureux dont les habiles gens ne tirent quelque avantage, ni de si heureux que les imprudents ne puissent tourner à leur préjudice.”
“There are no accidents so terrible that the able cannot profit from them, nor so happy that the fools cannot turn them to their disadvantage.”
—François de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes, 59
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  • My tweets

    Sun, 14:06: RT @ michaelmalice: All I'm asking for is the right to the same weapons that I paid for the Taliban to own

  • My tweets

    Mon, 15:02: Thread by @ AlexThomp: I still find this @ margbrennan exchange the most illuminating/honest in how Biden thinks about Afghanistan…

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    Thu, 19:13: Re: stupid typo https://t.co/t1RwbB5Q0q

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