Tue, 22nd April   87
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.

Leonardo da Vinci (via liberatingreality)
Many great discoveries stem from the use of analytical logic, while other discoveries are only found by refuting logic and embracing abstraction and creativity. The best discoveries come from uniting the two together.

Scienceknowledge blog (via scienceknowledge)
Tue, 22nd April   156
Your mind is programmable – if you’re not programming your mind, someone else will program it for you.

Jeremy Hammond (via liberatingreality)
Our energy is only borrowed and one day we have to give it back

(via pclaine)
Tue, 22nd April   51
Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.

Tacitus (via cosmic-rebirth)
By fusing two seemingly disparate literary traditions — the realist and the fabulist — the book proved to be the literary equivalent of the discovery of the transistor. For many writers and readers, it opened up a new way of understanding their countries and themselves.

Marcela Valdes in her obituary for Gabriel García Márquez in The Washington Post. Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel Prize-winning explorer of myth and reality, dies at 87 (via protoslacker)
Fri, 28th March   21
There is no wholeness without the appearance of diversity. Wholeness actually expresses itself as the astonishing diversity and multiplicity of life.

Jeff Foster, The Deepest Acceptance (via caeropore)
The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past

Sir Isaiah Berlin (via pirate—radio)
Whatever you can imagine in life you can have it, it’s anybody’s dream.

Reginald Stroud (via anybodysdream)
I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.

Lewis Carroll (via philosophicalideas)
No matter how many plans you make or how much in control you are, life is always winging it

Carroll Bryant (via philosophicalideas)
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it; doubt everything, but don’t doubt of yourself

André Gide (via halceeon)
Thu, 27th March   109
Do not complain about how the stars are not visible, if you never, already at the outset, appreciated their appearance on the nightsky.

Conversations #47 (via jamesandrewcrosby)
Mon, 17th March   69
Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.

William F. Buckley, Jr. (via philosophicalconservatism)
Our culture is our identity. Do not fear to show the world where you came from & where you’re headed to.