Si quis in coelum ascendisset,
naturamque mundi et pulchritudinem siderum perspexisset,
in suavem illam admirationem ei futuram,
(quae alioqui jucundissima fuisset)
nisi aliquem cui narraret habuisset.


Tho' a man were admitted to Heaven
to view the wonderful Fabrick of the World, and the Beauty of the Stars,
yet what would otherwise be Rapture and Extasie,
would be but a Melancholie Amazement if he had not a Friend
to communicate it to’

(Cristiaan Huygens, da Cicerone, De Amicitia)