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Topic: My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him...
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:46:46 PM
Daemon wrote:
My definition [of a philosopher] is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


Yeah. In this sense, they are like children. But I am pretty sure that there’s another sense, too. It always is, isn’t it?
Topic: So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which...
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 10:34:31 AM
Daemon wrote:
So, let us not be blind to our differences—but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yeah. So, let us not be blind to our differences - and deaf to our commonness... Where do we start?
Topic: Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease...
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 12:03:43 PM
Daemon wrote:
Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)


Yeah. It is a big deal to be able to get gratification the whole life long, especially from small things. Because our life mostly consists of this minute, nevertheless very important, stuff...
Topic: The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a...
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:00:09 AM
Daemon wrote:
The offhand decision of some commonplace mind high in office at a critical moment influences the course of events for a hundred years.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)


Yeah. Don’t let those – call them whatever you want - close to power buttons. That’s all that matters to me...
Topic: Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 1:45:49 AM
Daemon wrote:
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Yeah. I don’t know whether it’s optimistic or pessimistic, but in the long run, everything is deadly, including life itself.
Topic: As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we...
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 3:18:03 PM
Daemon wrote:
As long as learning is connected with earning, as long as certain jobs can only be reached through exams, so long must we take this examination system seriously. If another ladder to employment was contrived, much so-called education would disappear, and no one would be a penny the stupider.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. I also hate exams, but is it fair to pin all blame on it alone? Learning will find its way, just like love does. Wait and see.
Topic: Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not,...
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:42:03 PM
Daemon wrote:
Opportunities flit by while we sit regretting the chances we have lost, and the happiness that comes to us we heed not, because of the happiness that is gone.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)


Yeah. Happiness is always ahead for young, and behind for old. And it has nothing to do with age, gender or income, though it’s so tempting to think otherwise. Amen.
Topic: It is not that the Englishman can't feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. He has been taught at his public school that...
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:29:02 PM
Daemon wrote:
It is not that the Englishman can't feel—it is that he is afraid to feel. He has been taught at his public school that feeling is bad form. He must not express great joy or sorrow, or even open his mouth too wide when he talks—his pipe might fall out if he did.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970)


Yeah. Who needs those tenuous feelings when you have famous British humour/irony and such perfect British arrogance – and Shakespeare, of course.
Topic: It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:45:12 AM
Daemon wrote:
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yeah. For some, it’s an unfortunate fact, for others, it’s a stupendously fortunate fact in terms of cash flow... Theirs against ours, which one would you prefer?

Yeah. It’s truly unfortunate fact, but today I’m all thumbs... See you.
Topic: It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:45:12 AM
Daemon wrote:
It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Yeah. For some, it’s an unfortunate fact, for others, it’s a stupendously fortunate fact in terms of cash flow... Theirs against ours, which one would you prefer?

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