We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for June, 2013

Au Contraire

‘The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.’

Jean de la Bruyere
French Philosopher and Satiric Moralist
Author of Les Caracteres de Theophraste traduits de grec avec Les Carateres

The Power Of Imagination

‘The power of imagination makes us infinite.’

John Muir
Scottish-born American Naturalist, and Author
Early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States

The First Place To Improve The World

‘The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.’

Robert M. Pirsig
American Writer and Philosopher
Author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

The Refusal To Bow To Authority

‘Every fact of science was once damned. Every invention was considered impossible. Every discovery was a nervous shock to some orthodoxy. Every artistic innovation was denounced as fraud and folly. The entire web of culture and progress, everything on earth that is man-made and not given to us by nature, is the concrete manifestation of some man’s refusal to bow to authority. We would own no more, know no more, and be no more than the first apelike hominids if it were not for the rebellious, recalcitrant, and the intransigent.’

Robert Anton Wilson
American Author, Philosopher, Psychologist, and Poet

Could Hell Be A Place Of No Self-Respect?

‘Could hell be a place where there is no self-respect? A place where people have no pride in their own existence or behavior, and thus would have none for anyone or anything else?’

Neil Peart
Drummer and lyricist for Canadian rock band RUSH

The Majority and Truth

‘It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is or is not believed by a majority of the people.’

Giordano Bruno
Italian Philosopher, Satirist, Occultist, Mystic, Mathematician, Astrologer, and Astronomer

Burned at the stake as a heretic

Nothing Is Impossible

‘Nothing is impossible. There are ways that lead to everything and if we had sufficient will, we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.’

Francois de La Rochefoucauld
French Nobleman and Author