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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.
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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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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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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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