Melancholy

Melancholy

Melancholy There is melancholy and then there is a melancholy filled with an awareness and appreciation of the vast complexity and expansiveness of reality.

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Truth is Like a Lion

Truth is Like a Lion

Truth is Like a Lion “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – Augustine Augustine (354-430) gets a bad rap, and for good reason given his obsessively prudish […]

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Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness

Epicurus on Happiness “We must, therefore, pursue the things that make for happiness, seeing that when happiness is present, we have everything; but when it is absent, we do everything to possess it.” – Epicurus Epicurus is one of the […]

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Why Ads?

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Teddy Roosevelt on the Senate

Teddy Roosevelt on the Senate When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’ – President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was President of the United States from […]

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Seneca - The mind must rest

Our Minds Must Relax

  Our minds must relax: they will rise better and keener after a rest. Just as you must not force fertile farmland, as uninterrupted productivity will soon exhaust it, so constant effort will sap our mental vigour, while a short […]

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