Friday, March 22, 2013

Bland: The fore-head precedes the hind-head

·Frons prior· 
Frons occipitio prior. 
The fore-head precedes the hind-head.

Bland's Commentary:
By this enigmatical expression, that the forehead in which the eyes are placed, precedes the hind-head; the ancients meant to shew, that all business may be expected to be best performed, if attended to by persons who are to be benefited by it. A philosopher being asked by his neighbour, what would best fatten his horse? answered "the eyes of its master," as his presence would make his fields most fertile and productive, the foot of the owner being the best manure for his land.
You can read more commentary by Bland online, and here is more about Bland's book. The image comes from the site. The poster is generated with AutoMotivator. Here is a full-sized view of the poster.

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