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Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by Physiocrat » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:34 am

"If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one." Robert Le Fevre
The atoms tell the atoms so, for I never was or will but atoms forevermore be.

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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by Neodoxy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:24 pm

"Why do you ask me my name and generation? The generations of men are like the leaves of the forest. Leaves fall when breezes blow. In the springtime others grow. As they go and come again, so upon the earth do men"

-Glaucus, the Iliad

"The future is unknowable, but not unimaginable"

-Ludwig Lachmann

Not really one of my favorites, but just one of the more badass and prescient things that Nietzsche ever wrote (not that I don't think it was relatively foreseeable at that point)

"The time for petty politics is past; the next century will bring the struggle for the dominion of the world—the COMPULSION to great politics."

-El Nietzsche

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Post by Jon Irenicus » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:53 pm

Perhaps a bit cliched but my favourite Nietzsche quote is:
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”
Here's one I like by Schopenhauer:
For an author to write as he speaks is just as reprehensible as the opposite fault, to speak as he writes; for this gives a pedantic effect to what he says, and at the same time makes him hardly intelligible.
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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by Ut unum sint » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 pm

"The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive." - Kenneth Williams
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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by William » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:49 am

"There are people who read too much: bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books, as other men are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze, seeing nothing and hearing nothing."

"The martini: the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet."

"Puritanism: the haunting fear that someone somewhere may be happy"

3 from the sage of Baltimore
I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term 'social justice'.
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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by William » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:56 am

1) In the past, the weapons industry would have right wing warmongers shill for them & perpetuate states of bellicosity.

They got smarter.

They now enlist shills who managed to label themselves on the "left".




2) What identity activists & the Stalinist pol police are doing to us is making us see someone as "person from race/gender/orientation (X,Y,Z)" instead of just seeing "Joe", "Wang"or "Cunégonde".

Nothing short of alienation. #AbstractUniversalism is the arch-enemy of humanism.


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I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term 'social justice'.
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Post by Millennial TM » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am

"The constitution is the work of circumstances whose number is infinite. Roman laws, ecclesiastical laws, feudal laws, Saxon, Norman, and Danish customs; the privileges, prejudices, and pretensions of every segment of society; wars, rebellions, revolutions, the Conquest, the Crusades, every virtue, every vice, all sorts of knowledge, and all errors and passions; in sum, all these factors acting together and forming by their admixture and interdependent effects countless millions of combinations have at last produced, after several centuries, the most complex unity and the most propitious equilibrium of political powers that the world has ever seen."

Joseph de Maistre - On the Generative Principle...
"And be it indeed that I have erred, my error remaineth with myself"

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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by William » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm

Socialism has taught many people that they possess claims
irrespective of performance, irrespective of participation. In the light of
the morals that produced the extended order of civilisation, socialists in
fact incite people to break the law.
Those who claim to have been `alienated' from what most of them
apparently never learnt, and who prefer to live as parasitic dropouts,
draining the products of a process to which they refuse to contribute,
are true followers of Rousseau's appeal for a return to nature,
representing as the chief evil those institutions that made possible the
formation of an order of human coordination.
I do not question any individual's right voluntarily to withdraw from
civilisation. But what `entitlements' do such persons have? Are we to
subsidise their hermitages? There cannot be any entitlement to be
exempted from the rules on which civilisation rests. We may be able to
assist the weak and disabled, the very young and old, but only if the
sane and adult submit to the impersonal discipline which gives us
means to do so.
It would be quite wrong to regard such errors as originating with the
young. They reflect what they are taught, the pronouncements of their
parents - and of departments of psychology and sociology of education
and the characteristic intellectuals whom they produce - pale
reproductions of Rousseau and Marx, Freud and Keynes, transmitted
through intellects whose desires have outrun their understanding.


Hayek, The Fatal Conceit
I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term 'social justice'.
F.A Hayek

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Re: Favourite Quotes and Aphorisms

Post by William » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:44 pm

I can’t stand most of the “educational” programming for kids that PBS puts out. Pointless STEM factoids mixed with ham-fisted social and environmental justice homilies. A good fairy tale or adventure story is far more edifying for a child than any of this social engineering waste product.


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I have come to feel strongly that the greatest service I can still render to my fellow men would be that I could make the speakers and writers among them thoroughly ashamed ever again to employ the term 'social justice'.
F.A Hayek

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