Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bland: Patriae fumus igni alieno luculentior.

·Patriae fumus·
Patriae fumus igni alieno luculentior.

(The smoke of the fire of our fatherland is brighter than another.)
Even the smoke of our own chimney shines brighter than the fire of a stranger's.

Bland's Commentary:
"Home is home, though ever so homely." Bos alienus subinde prospectat foras, the strange ox frequently looks to the door, ready to return to the home, whence he has been lately taken; and we know that dogs can scarcely, by any kindness, be prevented from returning to the houses of their old masters. Chaque oiseux trouve son nid bien, the French say; and the Italians, Ad ogni uccello, il suo nido é bello, every bird prefers his own nest.
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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