Body and Soul

"Body and soul are not two substances but one.  They are man becoming aware of himself in two different ways." -- Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (1912 – 2007, German physicist and philosopher)  

Life, Truth, and Love

"You will think me lamentably crude: my experience of life has been drawn from life itself." -- Max Beerbohm (Henry Maximilian Beerbohm, 1872 – 1956, English essayist, parodist    and caricaturist)    "There are no new truths, but...

Consequences

"In nature there are no rewards or punishments; there are consequences." -- Horace Annesley Vachell (1861–1955, English writer)                                                      

Business Sagacity

"All business sagacity reduces itself in the last analysis to a judicious use of sabotage." -- Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen, 1857 – 1929, American     economist and sociologist)   

The State

"As defined by Max Weber, the state is the social institution that holds a monopoly over the use of force.  In this sense, the state is defined by its authority to generate and apply collective power.  As with all social institutions, the state is...

Solutions

For every difficulty there is a solution, and for every solution there is a difficulty.                                             

Cats

"We were discussing the possibility of making one of our cats Pope, recently, and we decided that the fact that she was not Italian, and was female, made the third point that she was a cat, quite irrelevant." -- Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn...

Education

"Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten." -- B. F. Skinner (Burrhus Frederic Skinner, 1904 – 1990, American behaviorist,    author, and social philosopher)  

Life

"Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament." -- George Santayana (born Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás,    1863 - 1952, Spanish-born philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist)                            ...

Victims

"I hate victims who respect their executioners." -- Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (1905-1980, French existentialist philosopher,    playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literacy critic)            ...

Losing Weight

"My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like -- just don't swallow." -- Harry Donald Secombe (1921 – 2001, Welsh entertainer with a talent for comedy)  

Forgetting

"There are three things I always forget.  Names, faces, and -- the third I can't remember." -- Italo Svevo (pseudonym of Aron Ettore Schmitz, 1861 – 1928, Italian writer and    businessman)                                        

Wives Reforming Husbands

"The only way a woman can reform a man is by boring him so completely that he loses all possible interest in life." -- Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900, Irish writer and poet)                                            ...

Questions

"In posing a question, a certain negative element is introduced into the world." -- Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (1905-1980, French existentialist philosopher,     playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and...

Misuse and Abuse of Freedom

Misuse of freedom, and abuse of freedom are used to justify statism and slavery, and yet the state has always misused its authority and masters have always abused their rights.                                                          ...

Job Creators

Republican propaganda could lead one to believe that businesses are started for the purpose of creating jobs, that the primary function of a private business is to employ people.  This is nonsense.  Businesses are started by individuals...

America

"We Americans have no commission from God to police the world." -- Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901, 23rd President of the United States)                                        

Socialism

Today, the socialist must endure the problem of affirming their socialism in a hostile environment.                                                                                 

Persecution and Praise

"The way of this world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones." -- Nathaniel Howe (1764-1837, Protestant Christian minister)                                    

Education

Educated citizens are better citizens.               

Work and Success

"The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part.  Believe me, I love to succeed.  However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing." -- Garson Kanin (1912-1999, American writer and director of plays...

The Inner LIfe

"I care not so much what I am to others as I respect what I am in myself.  I will be rich by myself and not by borrowing." -- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592, French Renaissance essayist)                                       

Labor's Reward

    According to I Timothy, 'The labourer is worthy of his reward.'  What reward is the capitalist worthy of?                                                

Teenagers

"There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate." -- Anonymous                                                     

Hatred

"There is no medicine to cure hatred." -- African proverb