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That a man spends his whole life forever worshipping the spirit and can despise the nature, can always be revolutionary and never be conservative, or vice versa, seems to me to not only be virtuous, characterful, and firm, but also fatal, disgusting, and crazy, as if someone would always want to eat or always want to sleep. – Hermann Hesse, Der Kurgast

The Origin of the Happiness of Life in the 15th Century

A report of the SRFs, a radio and television station, about the humanist Poggio Bracciolini on the topic of swimming in thermal baths in Baden in the 15th century.

The report as well as the broadcast of the article can be found here (only in German):  Kurstadt Baden - Eine Quelle von Lebensfreude im 15. Jahrhundert