Category: philosophy

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by…”

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Plato

“Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at…

“Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one’s body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

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“Desire determined by the Future appears, in the Present, as a reality (that is, as satisfied Desire) only on the condition that it has negated a real–that is, a Past. […] the historical movement arises from the Future and passes through the Past in order to realize itself in the Present or as temporal Present.”

— Alexandre Kojève, Introduction to the Reading of Hegel: Lectures on the Phenomenology of Spirit

louiveee: “Existentially, a state-of-mind implies a disclosive submission to the world, out of…

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“Existentially, a state-of-mind implies a disclosive submission to the world, out of which we can encounter something that matters to us.”

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time (via silicongarden)

Thomas Paine Age of Reason;Cr23cr00081142006

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“‘far from celebrating engaged struggle, Hegel’s point is’ ‘that every embattled’ ‘taking of…”

“‘far from celebrating engaged struggle, Hegel’s point is’ ‘that every embattled’ ‘taking of sides, has to rely on a necessary illusion’ ‘that, once the enemy is annihilated, I will achieve the full realization of my being’”

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“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Eloquence, when at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection; but addressing…”

“Eloquence, when at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection; but addressing itself entirely to the desires or the affections, captivates the willing hearers, and subdues their understanding.”

David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Bless you, endangered tiger. We’ll see you again on the way back down. —Red Leaf Haiku by © John…

Bless you, endangered 

tiger. We’ll see you again 

on the way back down. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer