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Posted 03/05/09 - 9:55 AM:

"He who has music, who has art, religion too has he. He who has not music, has not art, let him religious be!"
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Posted 03/14/09 - 8:17 AM:

If any man wish to write in a clear style,

let him be first clear in his thoughts;

and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.



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Posted 03/14/09 - 8:19 AM:

Anger is never without Reason, but seldom with a good One.




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Posted 03/14/09 - 8:21 AM:

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.


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Posted 05/08/09 - 1:00 PM:

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal!--Oscar Wilde
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Posted 05/08/09 - 1:03 PM:

Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.---Goethe






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Posted 05/08/09 - 1:07 PM:

There is nothing easier than lopping off heads and nothing harder than developing ideas.
---- Fyodor Dostovesky
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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:14 AM:

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly,

science into superstition,

and art into pedantry.

Hence University education.



George Bernard Shaw
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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:16 AM:

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.



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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:18 AM:

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.



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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:29 AM:

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”--Gautam Buddha



(It is Buddha's birthday today)
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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:30 AM:

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”--Buddha






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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:31 AM:

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”--Buddha
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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:33 AM:

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”




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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:35 AM:

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”--Buddha





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Posted 05/09/09 - 6:36 AM:

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.” --Buddha





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Posted 05/09/09 - 10:23 PM:

"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts." - Aristoltle

Why do we now seem to be judged on what we say we are rather than on what we prove we are?
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Posted 05/10/09 - 1:41 AM:

"Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in the way in which our visual field has no limits."
— Wittgenstein, Tractatus, 6.431
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Posted 05/10/09 - 1:43 AM:

"If someone believes that he has flown from America to England in the last few days, then, I believe, he cannot be making a mistake.
And just the same if someone says that he is at this moment sitting at a table and writing.
But even if in such cases I can’t be mistaken, isn’t it possible that I am drugged?”
If I am and if the drug has taken away my consciousness,
then I am not now really talking and thinking. I cannot seriously suppose that I am at this moment dreaming.
Someone who, dreaming, says “I am dreaming", even if he speaks audibly in doing so, is no more right than if he said in his dream “it is raining", while it was in fact raining.
Even if his dream were connected with the noise of the rain."


--Wittegenstein
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Posted 05/10/09 - 1:44 AM:

The whole modern conception of the world is founded on the illusion that the so-called laws of nature are the explanations of natural phenomena.

Thus people today stop at the laws of nature, treating them as something inviolable, just as God and Fate were treated in past ages. And in fact both were right and both wrong; though the view of the ancients is clearer insofar as they have an acknowledged terminus, while the modern system tries to make it look as if everything were explained
— Wittgenstein, Tractatus
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Posted 05/10/09 - 1:49 AM:

In whatever manner God created the world, it would always have been regular and in a certain general order. God, however, has chosen the most perfect, that is to say, the one which is at the same time the simplest in hypothesis and the richest in phenomena.


--Leibniz
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Although the whole of this life were said to be nothing but a dream and the physical world nothing but a phantasm, I should call this dream or phantasm real enough, if, using reason well, we were never deceived by it.--Leibniz
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Posted 05/10/09 - 1:51 AM:

Music is a hidden arithmetic exercise of the soul, which does not know that it is counting.


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Posted 05/10/09 - 5:36 AM:

Ignorance is the root and the stem of every evil.




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Posted 05/10/09 - 5:39 AM:

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. wink



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