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Vintage Quotes

Map of countries by percentage of population living in poverty. (Redder indicates more poverty.) Map by Peter Lonjers, 2015. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_percentage_of_population_living_in_poverty
Map of countries by percentage of population living in poverty.  (Redder indicates more poverty.)  Map by Peter Lonjers, 2015.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_percentage_of_population_living_in_poverty

The people die fast when the money is slow.

Variant of a Song Lyric

Homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012. (Bluer indicates more homicides.) Map by Nikko2013, 2014. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
Homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012.  (Bluer indicates more homicides.)  Map by Nikko2013, 2014.  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

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Considered by many to be the most expensive private home on Earth, Antilia has an estimated value of $1 billion.  Located in Mumbai, India, it boasts 3 helipads, a dedicated air traffic control center, 600 permanent staff members, and 6 stories of private parking.
Considered by many to be the most expensive private home on Earth, Antilia has an estimated value of $1 billion.  Located in Mumbai, India, it boasts 3 helipads, a dedicated air traffic control center, 600 permanent staff members, and 6 stories of private parking.

The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.

Edward Clarke

Vintage Quotes

The Impossible Escape: With 250-pound-plus Mark Hunt laying on top of him, and an Americana submission forcefully secured on his left arm, Fedor Emelianenko would defy reality and manage to escape.  He would later seize victory.  From PRIDE Shockwave 2006.
The Impossible Escape: With 250-pound-plus Mark Hunt laying on top of him, and an Americana submission forcefully secured on his left arm, Fedor Emelianenko would defy reality and manage to escape.  He would later seize victory.  From PRIDE Shockwave 2006.

A fight does not start with a referee asking if you’re ready.*

Royce Gracie

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*This statement can be generalized to all of man’s struggles, not just physical altercations.

Vintage Quotes

Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol, 1963.  In 2008, it was sold for $100 million to a private collector, making it the 16th most expensive painting ever sold, adjusting for inflation. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings
Eight Elvises by Andy Warhol, 1963.  In 2008, it was sold for $100 million to a private collector, making it the 16th most expensive painting ever sold, adjusting for inflation.  www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_paintings

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.

Claude Debussy

 

Possibly my favorite painting, The Starry Night by the incomparable Vincent van Gogh, circa 1889.  Van Gogh would paint the masterpiece one year after cutting off his own ear.  Currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA, it is not for sale.  Estimates for the extremely iconic painting range from $100 million to priceless.
Possibly my favorite painting, The Starry Night by the incomparable Vincent van Gogh, circa 1889.  Van Gogh would paint the masterpiece one year after cutting off his own ear.  Currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, USA, it is not for sale.  Estimates for the extremely iconic painting range from $100 million to priceless.

 

The Card Players by  Paul Cézanne, circa 1894 - 1895.  In 2011, one of the five versions of the painting was sold to the royal family of Qatar for between $250 million and $320 million.  This makes it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
The Card Players by Paul Cézanne, circa 1894 – 1895.  In 2011, one of the five versions of the painting was sold to the royal family of Qatar for between $250 million and $320 million.  This makes it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

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Sculpture inspired by the coat of arms of Spain.  Photo by Ignacio Gavira at the city hall in Seville, Spain.  The inscribed motto, although in the negative form (Non Plus Ultra), was said to have been on the ancient Pillars of Hercules warning ships to travel no further.  After landing in the New World in 1492, Spain would refashion this phrase to the affirmative and seize it as their national motto.  Less than a century later, Spain would become known as the first "empire on which the sun never sets".  A leading theory is that this coat of arms was actually the precursor to the version of the American dollar sign that uses two vertical bars.  The motto and the pillars can be found on the modern Spanish flag.
Sculpture inspired by the coat of arms of Spain.  Photo by Ignacio Gavira at the city hall in Seville, Spain.  The inscribed motto, although in the negative form (Non Plus Ultra), was said to have been on the ancient Pillars of Hercules warning ships to travel no further.  After landing in the New World in 1492, Spain would refashion this phrase to the affirmative and seize it as their national motto.  Less than a century later, Spain would become known as the first “empire on which the sun never sets”.  A leading theory is that this coat of arms was actually the precursor to the version of the American dollar sign that uses two vertical bars.  The motto and the pillars can be found on the modern Spanish flag.

Plus Ultra

National Motto of Spain · Latin for “Further Beyond”

Official United States document recognizing a 1767 land grant from the King of Spain to my fifth great-grandfather Juan José Solís.  The grant was 6,000 acres in Starr County, Texas and it was known simply as Porción 107 (Portion 107).
Official United States document recognizing a 1767 land grant from the King of Spain to my fifth great-grandfather Juan José Solís.  The grant was 6,000 acres in Starr County, Texas and it was known simply as Porción 107 (Portion 107).