Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Random Thoughts Part 10

Group Think: a disease with obvious symptoms, for which each of us is thankfully immune.

Everything you do and say is being recorded and observed. But as long as you remain ignorant and compliant, you’ll be fine.

You know you’re getting old when your pride permits you to use “I’m getting old” as an excuse.

If you are insane and utterly certain of your beliefs you will acquire a following of otherwise sane followers. People are attracted to certainty even more than sanity.

The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.

Our era is one where we have truly discovered our freedom and it scares us to death.

Forget scientists. The next space launch we should send up painters, poets and musicians. I’d be more interested in what they discover than anything that takes place in a test tube.

Honest men discuss morals, dishonest ones, law.

Here is the paradox of it: the more of an individual you become the more you realize we are interrelated, that success of one requires the success of all.

People toy with deep thought nowadays, but they need to add humor so they can dance away from it when it gets too deep. When a line of reasoning becomes uncomfortable, a quick joke can take us out of it without ever worrying about the consequences.

All the science in the world is powerless against the force of willful ignorance. When facing it, it is best to employ other tools.

There is nothing special about me except that I have within me the same potential all humans have. To achieve that potential, to come even remotely close, is special indeed.

The mind can no more understand the heart than science can ever understand nature.

Whether you believe in God or not, it is folly to argue with him.

If you are looking for a way, earnestly looking, you will find it, and it will likely be found behind a stack of excuses.

Above the entrance to the free market is a sign that reads: “Abandon all morality, ye who enter.”

Time and age often lend a veneer of dignity even to those who don’t deserve it.

Cleverness is the death of wisdom.

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