Quote of the Day


#143

“… and so our lot becomes more difficult.”

The final recording heard on President Kennedy’s White House tapes.


#144

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

Kennedy


#145

“After I read the name Zarathustra in the anti-Semitic Correspondence my forbearance came to an end. I am now in a position of emergency defense against your spouse’s Party. These accursed anti-Semite deformities shall not sully my ideal!!” - Nietzsche


#146

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more they will hate those that speak it."


#147

MY friend, the things that do attain
The happy life be these, I find:
The riches left, not got with pain;
The fruitful ground; the quiet mind;
The equal friend; no grudge; no strife;
No charge of rule, nor governance;
Without disease, the healthy life;
The household of continuance;
The mean diet, no dainty fare;
Wisdom joined with simpleness;
The night discharged of all care,
Where wine the wit may not oppress:
The faithful wife, without debate;
Such sleeps as may beguile the night;
Content thyself with thine estate,
Neither wish death, nor fear his might.

-Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey


#148

True shit.


#149


#150

@Joshua_Heckathorn

They made me memorize that over boot camp…

thanks for the ptsd flashbacks :joy:


#151

“And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no no no no, help me out
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don’t you put me on the backburner
You know you got to help me out, yeah…
…Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don’t you put me on the backburner
You know you got to help me out, yeah…
…I got soul, but I’m not a soldier”

The Killers - All These Things That I’ve Done Lyrics


#152

If you never know truth then you never know love.


#153

“Human lives are mysterious in that human beings are not strong enough to live and die just for themselves. It is because human beings always think of living for some kind of ideal, and they soon get bored of living just for themselves. It is because of this that the need to die for something arises. That need is the “great cause” that people talked about in the past. Dying for a “great cause” was considered the most glorious, heroic, or brilliant way of dying. However there are no “great causes” now. This is natural because the democratic political system does not need “great causes”, but if we can not find values that go beyond thinking just for ourselves in our minds, we might come to think it to be meaningless to go on living.” - Yukio Mishima


#154

I struggle with this and think of that question daily.:joy:


#155

“Let us leave modern men to their ‘truths’ and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.”


#156

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile.

If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.


#157

Me as well. Only thing to do is create our own values and just keep trudging.


#158

Wonder what “truths” he’s referring to.


#159

happiness and all things good, obviously.


#160

Evolutionary science and women’s rights are pretty good. Shame that he wanted to get rid of them.


#161

“Dab on the haters” Jake Paul


#162

I suppose so. Apart of me feels like nothing doesn’t really matter. But there’s another side that’s saying everything has happened for a reason and just to be patient.