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Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
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The best revenge is to be unlike the one who performed the injustice. Marcus Aurelius
It is not that I'm so smart, I just stay with the questions much longer. Albert Einstein
Rare is the union of beauty and purity. Juvenal
For as the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the flower and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits. Ancient Proverb
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The physical, moral and spiritual waste of war is staggering to those who endure it. But so short is human memory that in 30 years they will be few people with that direct experience of war which alone goes really to the heart. The burnt hand teachers most about fire. Tolkien
Life is half spent before we know what it is. George Herbert
I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. Socrates
Enjoy this incisive article on free speech: on.wsj.com/3gQe76F Written by a friend.
The world is as full of beauty as language is of words. Jim Thompson
To study and not think is wasteful. To think and not study is dangerous. Confucius
Political discourse is now a formulaic matter of preaching to one's own choir and demonizing the opposition. David Foster Wallace
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people. Schopenhauer
Ignorance is bold. Thucydides
The truth will set you free, but not until it's had its way with you. David Foster Wallace
The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King Jr.
Religion is what one does with his or her solitude.
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Ancient Proverb
It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take getting to bed. C. S. Lewis
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Love difficult people. You’re one of them. Bob Golf
Love difficult people. You’re one of them.
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I just started “Irresistible” by Adam Alter and it’s a sobering read. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 40% of us are addicted to our phones or doing things on the internet. I’m honestly thinking that’s a… instagram.com/p/CD-apChlpa8/…
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It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take getting to bed. C. S. Lewis
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare. Spinoza
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. Aristotle
There is enough time for anything that truly matters. L Vanderkam
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain
What if truth is like a woman - what then? Nietzsche
Nothing endures but change. Heraclitus
Philosophical discussion unites the two greatest and purest pleasures of human life: study and society. David Hume
We become the stories we consume. This is not true by happenstance; it is true because we were made to live in a story. Justin Early
Educating the mind without educating the desires is no education at all. Aristotle
Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves? Nietzsche
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. Ancient Proverb
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The highest goal of music is to connect one's soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment. Pythagoras
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. Albert Camus
The good life doesn’t come from the ability to choose anything and everything; the good life comes from the ability to choose good things and the wisdom to discern them. JE
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money. Ecclesiastes
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. Nietzsche
A man's maturity is to have rediscovered the seriousness he possessed as a child at play. Nietzsche
To seek the highest good is to live well. Augustine
Dust you are, And to dust your shall return. ancient Hebrew poetry
Education is not as expensive as ignorance. Derek Bok
3 methods we may learn wisdom: 1 - reflection, which is noblest; 2 - imitation, which is easiest; & 3 - experience, which is the bitterest.
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Apparently we just survived the landfall of Hurricane Isaias at Oak Island. HUGE storm surge here at Oak Island, NC. I estimate at least six feet, maybe more. Many cars underwater. We were not expecting this. #stormsurge #oakisland #HurricaneIsaias #isaias
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every word has consequences. Every silence does too. Jean-Paul Sartre
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