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Topic: Contempt is that which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.
Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 7:48:36 AM
Daemon wrote:
Contempt is that which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


Yeah. Sometimes it’s better to divide than to multiply - for safety reasons...
Topic: Character is not cut in marble—it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become...
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 1:29:26 AM
Yeah. And even if it’s made of marble, there are some tools for gouging too... What a masterpiece! Isn't it?
Topic: God...doth hang the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.
Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2019 1:46:30 AM
Daemon wrote:
God...doth hang the greatest weights upon the smallest wires.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


Yeah. Isn’t it a little bit odd for God to do such things... What for? To make them stronger? To punish them? To keep them busy?
Topic: To seek to extinguish anger utterly is but a bravery of the Stoics.
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:54:38 AM
Yeah. Can’t imagine this world (especially during elections) without righteous indignation. It would be so unjust and unrighteous to lose it altogether.
Topic: Few are qualified to shine in company; but it is in most men's power to be agreeable.
Posted: Friday, November 8, 2019 4:31:31 AM
Daemon wrote:
Few are qualified to shine in company; but it is in most men's power to be agreeable.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Yeah. Though for some, it’s much easier to shine in full splendor than to behave yourself. Those lucky bastards. )))
Topic: Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you...
Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2019 10:16:30 AM
Daemon wrote:
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)


Yeah. Bad books are almost as vital as good ones, because they create a rich cultural layer without which no one can create anything valuable...
Topic: What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:21:37 AM
Daemon wrote:
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties, mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


Yeah. Does it mean that AD may be of use sometimes?
Topic: A most paradoxical mixture of sound and silence pervades the shady parts of the wood. The noise from the insects is so...
Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:39:59 AM
Daemon wrote:
A most paradoxical mixture of sound and silence pervades the shady parts of the wood. The noise from the insects is so loud...; yet within the recesses of the forest a universal silence appears to reign.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


Yeah. Nature is indeed paradoxical and only few very inquisitive minds can crack open the lid of its treasures…
Topic: Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to...
Posted: Monday, November 4, 2019 6:56:44 AM
Daemon wrote:
Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


Yeah. Nothing in the world is permanent - except the constant change... Enjoy these fleeting moments while you can.
Topic: The scene, as beheld through the hazy atmosphere of this climate, is one of great interest; if, indeed, a person, fresh from...
Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:28:38 AM
Daemon wrote:
The scene, as beheld through the hazy atmosphere of this climate, is one of great interest; if, indeed, a person, fresh from sea, and who has just walked, for the first time, in a grove of cocoa-nut trees, can be a judge of anything but his own happiness.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


Yeah. Happiness is always a little bit of magic - even if only for a while. So let’s take it with gratitude and appreciation. Who knows, maybe it's the last one...

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