Boccaccio’s Decameron

Boccaccio’s Decameron

However, as I am sure you will know, every man and woman should be equal before the law, and laws must have the consent of those who are affected by them. –Boccaccio

Du Fu

Du Fu

Even trivial creatures know the difference between freedom and bondage. Sympathy and compassion should be but natural to the human heart.
Du Fu

Makeda: Queen of Sheba

Makeda

The Queen of Sheba – an exotic and mysterious woman of power – is immortalized in the world’s great religious works.

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut

Now my heart turns this way and that, as I think what the people will say—those who shall see my monuments in years to come, and who shall speak of what I have done.

Christine de Pisan

Christine de Pisan

Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance… -C. de Pisan

Mirabai

marabai

What is beyond the mind,
has no boundary, In it our senses end.
Mirabai

Petrarch

Petrarch

Man has no greater enemy than himself.
Petrarch