May 23, 2003
Posted by erich at May 23, 2003 01:19 PM
I'm learning real skills that I can apply throughout the rest of my life ...
Procrastinating and rationalizing. -- Calvin
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-- Marshall McLuhan
Rome has spoken; the case is concluded.
You are a philosopher, Dr. Johnson. I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
It is often said that experiments should be made without preconceived ideas. That is impossible.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
God can stand being told by Professor Ayer and Marghanita Laski that He doesn't exist.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Christianity taught that men ought to be as chaste as pagans thought honest women ought to be; the contraceptive morality teaches that women need to be as little chaste as pagans thought men need be.
You might just take Bertrand Russell on a beach holiday, as I once did; but Kant, never.
Each group thinks its own folkways the only right ones, and if it observes that other groups have other folkways this excites its scorn.
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