Understanding card by card


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Before nothing sorry by my bad english, and errors of translation
I am beginning to understand the images and symbols of the Gay Tarot, but there are some card, with still confused; in order to avoid to saturate the forum with individual questions, I preferred to expose my view of the guide book interpretation keywords; if I am wrong(this single one is a rough draft)I hope that it will be corrected, changed, swiched, complied or delited the write info that does not correspond to the symbol. Thank you

-The Fool
If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and are patient in them, we shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon
-The Magician
Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
Oscar Wilde
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Albert Einstein
A Magician is.. a prophet, a heretic, a sold soul, a genius, is all these things and many more; however above everything, a magician is himself
The Wizard
-The Intuitive
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
William Shakespeare
Penetration seems a kind of inspiration; it gives me an idea of prophecy.
Fulke Greville
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Hans Margolius
-The Protector
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher
-The Emperor
A king is one who has "few things to desire and many things to fear."
Francis Bacon
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein
All are warriors in the battle of the life, but some guide and some continue
Kahlil Gibran
-The Priest
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
Oscar Wilde
Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein
The Priest
-The Lovers
I do desire we may be better strangers.
William Shakespeare
All mankind loves a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-The Chariot
God hangs the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Francis Bacon
An on the way to thousand leagues begins with a single step
Proverbio chino
-The Justice
All authority is quite degrading.
Oscar Wilde
Degeneracy follows every autocratic system of violence, for violence inevitably attracts moral inferiors. Time has proven that illustrious tyrants are succeeded by scoundrels.
Albert Einstein
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
San Agustin
The soul of the deceased is led to the tribunal of Osiris, where Anubis will weigh their heart in the scale of the justice
The Egyptian Book of the Deads
-The Hermit
I would live to study, and not study to live.
Francis Bacon
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
Helen Keller
-The Wheel of Life
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
Albert Einstein
Study the past if you would divine the future.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
San Agustin
The good fortune also rides the wheel, at least for those that knows how to make it rotate correctly and with the appropriate reverence
Euthanatos Tradition
-The Strenght
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
Oscar Wilde
The one that seek to govern to another will owe first restrain to itself
Philio Massinger.
-The Hanged Man
He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives.
Oscar Wilde
A tree branch breaks under the weight of the snow, be flexible like the bamboo stick, that allows to fall the snow
Chinese proverb
Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; adversity not without many comforts and hopes.
Francis Bacon
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Lord Byron
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
Oscar Wilde
Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
William Shakespeare
We have separated the life of the death, and the interval that exists between both is the fear... One could not live without dying
-The Templance
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Oscar Wilde
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
San Agustin
Virtuefull is who that are not acquitted to itself of the imperfections of the others
Kahlil Gibran
No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
Lord Byron
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler
Fuiste tu quien me invocó
Salvador Novo ("El Tercer Fausto")
-The Revelation
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
André Gide
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
William Shakespeare
Act nothing in furious passion. It's putting to sea in a storm.
Thomas Fuller
The storm with thunders and lightnings overcome the perturbing tention of the nature
-The Star
I can believe anything provided it is incredible.
Oscar Wilde
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
Albert Einstein
What will your dreamer be?: The Hope
Neil Gaiman
-The Moon
Amor es Laberinto
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
There is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Lord Byron
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sex is a flame which uncontrolled may scorch; properly guided, it will light the torch of eternity.
Joseph Fetterman
-The Sun
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Francis Bacon
Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
Austin O'Malley
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.
David Grayson
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran
I don't have no desire of belonging to a school of defined thought. I am trying to discover the truth
Dante Alighieri
Beyond Judgement
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein
-Beyond Judgement
Soon the day will arrive in which the science triumphs over the error, the justice over the injustice, and the love over the hate and the ignorance.
Magnus Hirschfeld
-The World
The earth, that is sufficient, I do not want the constellations any nearer, I know they are very well where they are, I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
Walt Whitman
Whit a great power brings a great responsibility
Stan Lee
-Ace of Cups
The dew of compassion is a tear.
Lord Byron
-Cups 2
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.
William Shakespeare
The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
Agnes Repplier
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.
-Cups 3
The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Mark Twain
-Cups 4
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon
Fame: an embalmer trembling with stage fright.
H. L. Mencken
-Cups 5
Many a good man I have seen go under.
Walt Whitman
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.
Marcel Proust
Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
Katherine Mansfield
Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting.
Arthur Brisbane
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: "It might have been!"
John Greenleaf Whittier
Remorse is regret that one waited so long to do it.
H. L. Mencken
Remorse: beholding heaven and feeling hell.
George Moore
Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
-Cups 6
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Francis Bacon
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
Austin O'Malley
The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Wilson Mizner
To heir is human.
Dolores E. McGuire
-Cups 7
Some books are to be tasted; others swallowed; and some to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
André Gide
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.
William James
In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people.
André Maurois
-Cups 8
Farawell is all that know about the heaven and all that need about the hell.
Emily Dickinson
The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.
San Agustin
-Cups 9
I accept reality and dare not question it.
Walt Whitman
The universe is duly in order, everything in its place.
Walt Whitman
We are all fellow passengers on a dot of earth. And each of us, in the span of time, has really only a moment among our companions.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
-Cups 10
The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action.
Oscar Wilde
Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
Carl Schurz
-Youth of Cups
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
Oscar Wilde
Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
Logan P. Smith
Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.
Thomas A. Edison
Emotion is not something shameful, subordinate, second-rate; it is a supremely valid phase of humanity at its noblest and most mature.
Joshua Loth Liebman
-Man of Cups
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare
Adventure is not outside a man; it is within.
David Grayson
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
Alfred North Whitehead
-Guide of Cups
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Lord Byron
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
-Sage of Cups
Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much.
Francis Bacon
Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Hervey Allen
The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.
Wilhelm Stekel
-Ace of Coins
Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security.
E. R. Stettinius, Jr.
Ace of Coins
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
-Coins 2
A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison.
Francis Bacon
We are bound to our bodies like an oyster is to its shell.
To become a thoroughly good man is the best prescription for keeping a sound mind and a sound body.
Francis Bowen
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
Arabian Proverb
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
Mark Twain
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.
-Coins 3
The best way to make children good is to make them happy.
Oscar Wilde
Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran
-Coins 4
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
Walt Whitman
The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
Agnes Repplier
The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little.
Samuel Johnson
-Coins 5
Prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
German Proverb
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need--go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help--the only ones.
John Steinbeck
He that is down need fear no fall.
John Bunyan
-Coins 6
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
Oscar Wilde
There is no one subsists by himself alone.
Owen Felltham
Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Kahlil Gibran
-Coins 7
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.
Francis Bacon
You become a good writer just as you become a good joiner: by planing down your sentences.
Anatole France
-Coins 8
On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
Oscar Wilde
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.
Oscar Wilde
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
Eric Hoffer
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill ... Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson
-Coins 9
Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon
He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end.
William Penn
-Coins 10
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
Edward M. Forster
A land without ruins is a land without memories--a land without memories is a land without history.
Abram Joseph Ryan
-Youth of Coins
By persistently remaining single a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation.
Oscar Wilde
Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts.
Francis Bacon
-Man of Coins
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
Emily Dickinson
I look on that man as happy, who, when there is a question of success, looks into his work for a reply.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Guide of Coins
The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
The ignorant man marvels at the exceptional; the wise man marvels at the common; the greatest wonder of all is the regularity of nature.
George Dana Boardman
-Sage of Coins
That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in. and the best of me is diligence.
William Shakespeare
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Ace of Wands
The torpid artist seeks inspiration at any cost, by virtue or by vice, by friend or by fiend, by prayer or by wine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.
San Agustin
All the human problems emanate of the limitless emphasis in the emotions and the exaggeration of the personal feeling.
Linda Goodman.
-Wands 2
Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing.
William Shakespeare
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
Jonathan Westover
-Wands 3
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Oscar Wilde
The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.
Francis Bacon
Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Wands 4
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage, And all the men and merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts....
William Shakespeare
The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
William Shakespeare
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
William Shakespeare
In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em.
William Shakespeare
-Wands 5
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar Wilde
In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford II
-Wands 6
Socrates ... said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
François de La Rochefoucauld
The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
Emma Goldman
Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for.
Robert Maynard
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
Washington Irving
There is this paradox in pride--it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
Charles Caleb Colton
In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.
There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
Josh Billings
-Wands 7
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Oscar Wilde
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
John Petit-Senn
-Wands 8
The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
Walt Whitman
An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Anatole France
You must look into people, as well as at them.
Lord Chesterfield
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their number than the greatness of a man is determined by his height.
Victor Hugo
Democracy must be the government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Abraham Lincoln
El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz.
Benito Juarez
-Wands 9
The worst vice of the fanatic is his sincerity.
Oscar Wilde
A bad man is worse when he pretends to be a saint.
Francis Bacon
Every man alone is sincere; at the entrance of a second person hypocrisy begins.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Wands 10
Duty is what one expects from others.
Oscar Wilde
Civilization is not a burden. It is an opportunity.
Alexander Meiklejohn
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee
-Youth of Wands
Beauty is not caused. Just It is.
Emily Dickinson
Curiosity is as much the parent of attention, as attention is of memory.
Richard Whately
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
Joel Hawes
-Man of Wands
Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.
Jane Addams
He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
-Guide of Wands
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
André Gide
Creation is a drug I can't do without.
Cecil B. DeMille
-Sage of Wands
And when we think we lead, we are most led.
Lord Byron
I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.
-Ace of Swords
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
God is clever, but not dishonest.
Albert Einstein
-Swords 2
It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
Marcel Proust
-Swords 3
It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear.
Francis Bacon
The busy have no time for tears.
Lord Byron
Hatred is the madness of the heart.
Lord Byron
-Swords 4
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
Oscar Wilde
It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions.
Marcel Proust
Sleep she as sound as careless infancy.
William Shakespeare
-Swords 5
Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.
William Shakespeare
Pride is an admission of weakness; it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals.
Fulton J. Sheen
Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford II
-Swords 6
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Walt Whitman
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein
-Swords 7
Understanding is a two-way street.
Eleanor Roosevelt
A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
Francis Bacon
Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.
Thomas Fuller
-Swords 8
A crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures.
Francis Bacon
Damn all expurgated books; the dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
Walt Whitman
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Francis Bacon
Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
Ben Hecht
Sex prejudice is so ingrained in our society that many who practice it are simply unaware that they are hurting . It is the last socially acceptable prejudice.
Bernice Sandler
-Swords 9
Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
William Shakespeare
They never fail who die in a great cause.
Lord Byron
This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism--how intensely I despise them!
Albert Einstein
-Swords 10
These violent delights have violent ends.
William Shakespeare
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Bertrand Russell
-Youth of Swords
I hold every man a debtor to his profession.
Francis Bacon
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
Albert Einstein
One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
William Lyon Phelps
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
-Man of Swords
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. Never lose a holy curiosity.
Albert Einstein
There can be no theory of any account unless it corroborate with the theory of the earth.
Walt Whitman
Science is nothing but perception.
-Guide of Swords
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
Albert Einstein
Ideas are the root of creation.
Ernest Dimnet
-Sage of Swords
This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare
The place of justice is a hallowed place.
Francis Bacon
The wisest have the most authority.


I don't have the deck, but wished to say welcome to the fourm! I'm sure someone will be along to help you shortly.


ok... thanks... I wait