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 attitudes about sex and religious freedom. He did, however, essentially […]

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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 major philosophers in the Hellenistic period, the three centuries following […]

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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 1901 to 1909. The level of corruption in the U.S. […]

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Intelligence

Intelligence is not thinking you know everything without questioning, but questioning everything you think you know. This is not the same as skepticism. It is not questioning that knowledge is possible, it is question whether I have knowledge. As Descartes wrote in his Meditations, what we need to keep in […]

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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 period of rest and relaxation will restore our powers. Unremitting […]

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