Wealthy Poverty

We are enriched not by what we possess, but by what we can do without.

Kant

#twisdom #wealth

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Friend Yourself

All friendly feelings toward others are an extension of the friendly feelings a person has for herself.

Aristotle

#twisdom #self-respect

Rare Freedom

Although we are free whenever we are willing to get back to ourselves, it seldom happens that we are willing.

Henri Bergson

#twisdom #freedom #creativity

Crazy Times

Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

#twisdom #insanity #politics

Thinking’s Paradox

Never am I less alone than when I am by myself, never am I more active then when I do nothing.

Cato

#twisdom #thinking #action

Timeless Works

Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered.

W.H. Auden

#twisdom #timelessness

Self Friendship

Conscience is the anticipation of the fellow who awaits you if and when you come home.

Hannah Arendt

#twisdom #ethics #thinking

Seas of Language

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by language.

Wittgenstein

#twisdom #language #philo

Static Quo

It is not because things are difficult that we do not venture. It is because we do not venture that things are difficult.

Seneca

#twisdom #action #courage

Dangerous Shelter

The most dangerous worldviews are the worldviews of those who have never viewed the world.

Alexander von Humboldt

#twisdom #experience #openmindedness