Friday, January 7, 2011

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"[W]ritings have the greatest and most enduring effect where the fame and resonance of a name is concerned. For books pass from hand to hand and win credence everywhere, provided that they are truthful and not mendacious."

Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574), Italian artist and biographer
Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550)

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