Morality / Philosophy
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
(Aldous Huxley, source: Wikiquote
, posted 04/05/07)
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
(Aldous Huxley, Island
, posted 04/05/07)
The trouble with fiction...is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Non quia difficilia sunt, non audemus, sed quia non audemus, difficilia sunt.
(It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare, that things are difficult.)
(Seneca, epistulae morales 104, 26, posted 01/29/05)
It's not about what happened but how you react.
(tee-shirt, posted 08/27/99)
Cogito ergo sum (I think therefore I am).
(Decartes, posted 08/27/99)
Non cogitant ergo non sunt (They don't think therefore they aren't).
(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, posted 08/27/99)
Kindness begets kindness.
There are people who observe the rules of honor as we observe the stars: from a distance.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive, anyway.
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing.
Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational.
Everyman has a sane spot somewhere.
(Robert Louis Stevenson, source: Mailbits.com
, posted 09/27/99)
Never argue at the dinner table, for the who one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.
Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe? Expediency asks the question: Is it politic? Vanity asks the question: Is it popular? But Conscience asks the question: Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must make it because his conscience tells him that it is right....
(Martin Luther King, Jr., posted 12/21/01)