For seventy years, I have kept my secret and the secret was kept from me until I was 16, a secret that I never dared to tell truthfully - not even my own children. I was ashamed to be the one to speak up first, to reveal the identity of my father. I would have wanted him to do it. But now, at last, I must reveal it, in all its pain and glory. In the courtroom and beyond , the world is my witness. -
Liana Baecci Acton, Florence, 1995,
"To my way of thinking there are those who imagine that they know more than others when, in fact, they know less, and hence they presume to set up this wisdom of theirs against not only the counsels of their fellow men, but also the laws of nature. No good has ever come of their presumption, and from time to time it has done an enormous amount of harm - Giovanni Boccaccio, Florence, 1350"
Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. Very well read.