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Sang Froid In The Face Of Adversity: La Rochefoucauld

Philosophy triumphs easily over past and over future evils, but present evils triumph over philosophy. Duc de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680 If you like the sayings of François de la Rochefoucauld, it might amuse you to read the post I wrote … Continue reading

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Become What You Are: Pindar

Become what you are. Well, that’s short and sweet! But what does it mean? There is much learned discourse on the subject on the internet and it has apparently come to be interpreted as ‘become whatever you want to be’, … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru’ chinks of his cavern. William Blake Blake is probably consciously alluding to … Continue reading

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Metaphysics

I would say of metaphysicians what Scaliger said of the Basques: they are said to understand each other, but I do not believe it. Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Maximes et Pensées When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and … Continue reading

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