I went back and forth and back again on whether it is appropriate/cool/acceptable to put quotes onto STOTU. In the final/current analysis I figure that yes, giving credit where it is of course due, it is well within bounds to post what for me are some of the more insightful snippets out there, even if it means this one abuse of your relative captivity.
I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence
—Napoleon (Hanlon’s Razor)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Confucius and you are both dreams, and I who say you are dreams am a dream myself. This is a paradox. Tomorrow a wise man may explain it; that tomorrow will not be for ten thousand generations.
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
If you’re not happy, you’re fucked.
—–My big Fijian friend Joe
We do not live an equal life, but one of contrasts and patchwork; now a little joy, then a sorrow, now a sin, then a generous or brave action.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
…If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
–Gospel of Thomas
When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.
Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
—George Bernard Shaw
It’s never too late to be what you could have been.
Shit, I was gonna say fuck.
—My old friend Mark
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.