Friend Yourself

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

Aristotle

#twisdom #self-respect

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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

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

Docile Ignorance

The ignorant are governable.

J.J. Most

#twisdom #ignorance

Honest Faith

There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds. 

Tennyson

#twisdom #humility

Expensive Consent

As there are costs for non-compliance, there are costs for compliance, viz., the death of the mind. Judith Butler

#twisdom #freedom

Not Logic

What is simple for our understanding is not necessarily so for our will. 

H.Bergson

#twisdom #feeling

Art Sees 

Their function has been to make us see what we do not naturally perceive: They are the artists. H. Bergson 

#twisdom #art