Friday, February 23, 2007


Profit and Loss

Giacomo Leopardi, The Moral Essays. Operette Morali. Translated from the Italian by Patrick Creagh = Works of Giacomo Leopardi, vol. 1 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1983), p. 184 (from The Dialogue of Timander and Eleander):
Laughing at our woes is the only profit we can gain from them, and the only remedy to be found in them.

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