Wisdom from across time and space…..  

 

“In all intellectual debates, both sides tend to be correct in what they affirm, and wrong in what they deny.”  -John Stuart Mill

 “The organization of society is always and everywhere the unique cause of the crimes committed by individuals.”  -Michael Bakunin

“Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”  -Thomas Jefferson 

“The United States is a nation of laws- badly written and randomly enforced.”  -Frank Zappa 

“Anxiety is the result of the perception of the truth of one’s condition.  What does it mean to be a self-conscious animal?  The idea is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous.  It means to know that one is food for worms.  This is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression- and with all this yet to die.”  -Ernest Becker

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”  -Albert Einstein

 “What is it that has called you so suddenly out of nothingness to enjoy for a brief while a spectacle which remains quite indifferent to you?  The conditions of your existence are as old as the rocks.  For thousands of years men have striven and suffered and begotten and women have brought forth in pain.  A hundred years ago, perhaps, another man -or woman- sat on this spot; like you he gazed with awe and yearning in his heart at the dying of the glaciers.  Like you he was begotten of man and born of woman.  He felf pain and brief joy as you do.  Was he someone else?  Was it not you yourself?  What is this Self of yours?”  -Erwin Schrodinger 

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