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Postby Meno_ » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:30 am

I am interested only in "nonsense"; only in that which makes no practical sense. I am interested in life only in its absurd manifestations.
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Postby barbarianhorde » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:40 pm

"What a funny girl you are," he said. "You've got a bad case of penis envy."
"So do most men," she said sharply and he laughed. [ James Baldwin, Another Country ]
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
~ Владимир Ильич Ульянов Ленин

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 am

Always meet petulance with gentleness and perverseness with kindness. A gentle hand can lead even en elephant by a hair. Reply to thine enemy with gentleness.


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"Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms." -Aristotle
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:31 pm

People go through periods in their lives. I'd rather go through exclamation points.

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"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:05 pm

"when the christian crusaders in the orient encountered the invincible order of assassins*, that order of free spirits par excellence, whose lowest ranks followed a rule of obedience the like of which no order of monks ever attained, they obtained in some way or other a hint concerning that symbol and watchword reserved for the highest ranks alone as their secretum: 'nothing is true, everything is permitted.' - very well, that was freedom of spirit; in that way the faith in truth was abrogated." - nietzsche (the genealogy of morals)

* an islamic sect, founded in the eleventh century. 'as for the initiated, they knew the worthlessness of positive religion and morality; they believed in nothing...' (encyclopedia britannica)

As-Salaam-Alaikum... and salami eggs and bacon.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:25 pm

The word assassins has an obscure but significant derivitive:


hashish derived from assassins from factsanddetails.com
Their name comes from the Arabic hashishiyya; the drug's powers were thought to explain the Assassins' oblivious bravery. The
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Postby promethean75 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:19 pm

You always get smoked up before sword play, bro. All original gangstas know that.
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby barbarianhorde » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:46 pm

'as for the initiated, they knew the worthlessness of positive religion and morality; they believed in nothing...' (encyclopedia britannica)

Must be exhausting.

For correctness sake, they were called the hashashins.

Must have been really cranky hash though, the recent suff from the area is more soothing.
Although this is pretty generally the mindset.

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Postby Meno_ » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:30 pm

"I never met a person I didn't like."- Will Rogers
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby promethean75 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:15 am

Rarely loved, sometimes feared, most often hated, but never forgotten.

- excerpt from the eulogy at the funeral of a promethean
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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:52 pm

There is more honor in accumulating little by little than in reaching for the sky and ending up flat on your face.
~Vatnsdæla Saga, c.7

A person should not agree today to what they’ll regret tomorrow.
~Bandamanna Saga, c.10

Bad counsel comes to a bad end.
~The Saga of Magnus Barefoot, c.6

One should warn even a dim-witted troll if he sits naked by a fire.
~Heitharvega Saga, c.14

It may go well at first, for those who try to lord it over others, but they may find things more difficult as time goes by.
~Guðmundur Jónsson

...and last but certainly not least...

No one is a total fool if he can be silent.
~The Saga of Grettir, chapter 88
"Look closely. The beautiful may be small."


"Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me."


“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt.”

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby surreptitious75 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:45 pm


Insight can make your life so much more effective over eyesight [ Chris Eubank ] so much wisdom contained in those eleven words
A MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE : IT DOES NOT WORK UNLESS IT IS OPEN
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Postby Exuberant Teleportation » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Voidness is that which stands right in the middle between this and that. The void is all-inclusive, having no opposite - there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is living void, because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all beings.

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Re: Philosophical quotes that inspire...

Postby Meno_ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 pm

True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak. It is born of strength and understanding.
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