I like to think I change a little bit each day. if not every single moment. the only thing that stays true is that the time is now. and that's what drives me
Beauty, not a quality, as is supposed, but an effect- that intense and pure elevation of soul - edgar allan poe
He who overcomes others is strong; he who overcomes himself is mighty - Lao Tzu
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
- Henry David Thoreau
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.- Dr. Seuss
Everything that's good comes from honesty- Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino
When the days change so does my attitude... when the nights change so does my nightmares too, i dream reality is my dream- Kid Cudi
To be able to see beyond predetermined standards to reach conclusions drawn from the diversity of experiences is the gift of creative thought.
"The predicament of man is that he has been 'thrown' into a world with which he must come to terms."
"There is but one truly philosophical problem, and that is suicide, whether or not the world has three dimensions or the mind nine or twelve categories comes afterward, you can ponder this or analyze that till the cows come home, but the real question is whether all your ponderings and analyses will convince you that life is worth living. The rest is just detail."- Brian Greene
"When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions."- Steve Jobs
"All beings so far have created something beyond themselves; and do you want to be the ebb of this great flood, and even go back to the beasts rather than overcome man? What is ape to man? A laughing stock or painful embarrassment. And man shall be that to overman: a laughingstock or painful embarrassment. You have made your way from worm to man, and much in you is still worm" -Nietzsche
"You can't force knowledge into a dumbass any more than you can force sight into a blind man."- Plato
"its my passion, hosting parties and getting fucked up"
"I am increasingly persuaded that the earth belongs exclusively to the living and that one generation has no more right to bind another to it's laws and judgments than one independent nation has the right to command another"- Thomas Jefferson
"the stupider one is, the closer one is to reality. The stupider one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is breif and artless, while intelligence wriggles and hides itself"- Dostoevsky
"1000 days cannot prove you right but 1 day can prove you wrong"- Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT)
"It is often said that 'is wise he who can see things coming,' perhaps the wise one is the one who knows that he cannot see things far away" -NNT
"If I expect to expect something at some date in the future, then I already expect that something at present."- NNT
"Once in a while you encounter members of the human species with so much intellectual superiority that they can change their minds effortlessly." -NNT
"there are two kinds of secrets; the ones we keep from others and the ones we hide from ourselves."- Frank Warren (postsecret)
"Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult." - Hippocrates
"Truth has many shades it's not a matter of black and white, but gray although many, we are one, so in the final analysis could it be that we are fighting a war that can't be won?"- "bomb's away"
"The observation of the numerous misfortunes that attend all conditions forbids us to grow insolent upon our present enjoyments, or to admire a man's happiness that may yet, in course of time, suffer change. **For the uncertain future has yet to come, with all variety of future; and him only to whom the divinity has [guaranteed] continued happiness until the end we may call happy.**"- Solon's Warning
“If men were angels, no Government would be necessary”
-James Madison (Federalist Papers)
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who shall watch the watchers themselves?)- Roman Warning
A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots- Marcus Garvey
"Unfortunately, however, he [Garvey] has not as yet violated any federal law whereby he could be proceeded against on the grounds of being an undesirable alien, from the point of view of deportation."- J. Edgar Hoover
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and around and around and it has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud. And it's fun - for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question; is this real? Or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, and they say, "Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because... this is just a ride." -Bill Hicks
Sleep, in short, makes us the people we wanna be. All you have to do is close your eyes. - David K. Randall
“In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself”- Federalist, no. 51
"Living was a field of grain blowing in the wind on the side of a hill. Living was a hawk in the sky. Living was an earthen jar of water in the dust of the threshing with the grain flailed out and the chaff blowing. Living was a horse between your legs and a carbine under one leg and a hill and a valley and a stream with trees along it and the far side of the valley and the hills beyond.” - Ernest Hemingway
You wanna know how to rhyme you better learn how to add
It's mathematics- Mos Def
Too much of anything makes you an addict
Everything is shown up by being exposed to the light, and whatever is exposed to the light itself becomes light"- St. Paul
F. Scott Fitzagerald, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function."
"John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures."
the mighty evolve- sapient
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
"When I get new information I change my position, what, sir, do you do with new information?"- John Maynard Keynes
“One has to kill a few of one’s natural selves to let the rest grow — a very painful slaughter of innocents.” – Henry Sidwick.
"We are now spending close to a trillion dollars a year, that's a thousand billion, on our military establishment, this is not the defense appropriation that it published- that's simply the annual appropriation on the department of defense, it doesn't include the money spent on nuclear weapons- that's in the department of energy, it doesn't include the money spent on veterans affairs, that's the department of veteran affairs, it doesn't include foreign military aid, that's in the state department, it doesn't include the actual defense of the country, that's the department of homeland security... it all adds up to an unbelievable amount"- Chalmers Johnson
"Things that can't go on forever, don't"- Herbert Stein
Maybe I know somewhere deep in
my soul that love never lasts.
And we've got to find other ways
to make it alone or keep a straight face.
And I've always lived like this
keeping a comfortable, distance.
And up until now I swore to myself
that I'm content with loneliness,
'cause none of it was ever worth the risk. But you are the only exception-
There’s no hope, and there’s not going to be too many more Christmases without hope. … There’s not going to be too many more days without hope. Because if there’s hopelessness, there’s revolution and there’s change. If there’s change, somebody is going to end up on the bottom. And that doesn’t have to happen. It doesn’t have to be about we on bottom, you on top all the time. It can be just spread.- tupac
Your are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny
-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5
we are not human beings on a spiritual journey, we are spiritual beings on a human journey