Tag Archives: philosophy

Perfection and Confusion

9 Feb

Perfection of means and confusion of ends seems to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein

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Three O’Clock

5 Feb

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. An odd moment in the afternoon. Today it is intolerable.
Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre

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20 Jan

A lack of confidence is at heart a misunderstanding of the way the world works. It’s an internalized feudalism, which imagines that only certain people — but not oneself — have the right, preordained, to get certain things.

Segal’s Law

22 Apr

Confusion.—Retail jewelers assert that every man should carry two watches. But a man with one watch knows what time it is, and a man with two watches could never be sure.
Lee Segall

Fools and Fanatics

10 Apr

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

Great Acts

22 Sep

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Lao Tzu


7 Apr

Maybe you don’t go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don’t do.
Chuck Palahniuk

The Art of Living

14 Feb

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.
L.P. Jack

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The Best Invention

12 Oct

No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new... Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs