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Archive for September, 2014

Celebrity And Happiness

‘When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it.’

Samuel Johnson
English Writer, Poet, Essayist, Moralist, Literary Critic, Biographer, Editor, and Lexicographer 

The Mind And The Secret Of Immortality

‘The union of the word and the mind produces that mystery which is called life. Learn deeply of the mind and its mystery for therein lies the secret of immortality.’

The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus

Let Us Fight For A New World

‘Machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate—only the unloved hate—the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers, don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty! You the people have the power—the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure! Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world.’

Charlie Chaplin
English Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era

Room For The Human Mind

‘I will not attack your doctrines nor your creeds if they accord liberty to me. If they hold thought to be dangerous—if they aver that doubt is a crime, then I attack them one and all because they enslave the minds of men. I attack the monsters, the phantoms of imagination that have ruled the world. I attack slavery. I ask for room—room for the human mind.’

Robert G. Ingersoll
Lawyer, Civil War Veteran, Political leader, and Orator of United States during the Golden Age of Freethought noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism

The Way That Does Not Exist

‘You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.’

Friedrich Nietzsche
German Philologist, Philosopher, Cultural Critic, Poet and Composer

It’s All About Self-Expression

‘It’s about self-expression and that’s all that I wanted to do. I want to get it from the inside out. You have a place inside yourself that only you have access to. If you can bring this outwards, you add a color to life that no one knows about and so that is the contribution and you share that expression. ‘

Michael Schenker in an interview on That Metal Show in May 2012
German rock guitarist best known for his tenure as lead for UFO and as an early member of the Scorpions rock band

Only When You Look Into Your Heart

‘Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.’

Carl Jung
Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology