«Medium te mundi posui, ut circumspiceres inde comodiu quicquid est in mundo.
Nec te celestem neque terrenum neque mortalem neque immortalem fecimus, ut tui ipsius quasi arbitrarius honorariusque plastes et fictor, in quam malueris tute formam effingas»
«I have placed you at the very center of the world, so that from that vantage point you may with greater ease glance round about you on all that the world contains.
We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer»
Pico della Mirandola,
Oratio De Hominis Dignitate, translation of A. Robert Caponigri, Henry Regnery Company, 1956
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Pragmatism and utopia
«(…) The term utopia is often the most convenient way to excuse what you do not have the urge, the ability or the courage to do.
A dream seems like a dream until you start working on it. And then it may become something infinitely bigger.»
Adriano Olivetti, 1955*
“Notizie Olivetti”, no. 26, April-May 1955, pp. 16-17, in Adriano Olivetti. Un umanesimo dei tempi moderni, Bruno Segre, Imprimatur, 2015.