Authentic Action

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.


#twisdom #courage

Timeless Works

Some books are undeservedly forgotten, none are undeservedly remembered.

W.H. Auden

#twisdom #timelessness

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.


#twisdom #action #courage

Public Reason

J’√©cris pour agir.

I write in order to act.


#twisdom #action #philo

Living Ideas

It is foolish to reckon that ideas are present only when they explicitly declare themselves.

Molly Worthen

#twisdom #ideas

Second-Hand World

Between consciousness & existence stand meanings, designs, communications which other men have passed on. 

C.W. Mills 

#twisdom #mediation 

Pretended War

The loss of liberty at home is charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison
#twisdom #freedom

Treasonable Silence

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but morally treasonable.

Theodore Roosevelt

#twisdom #freedom

Whose War

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.


#twisdom #peaceEcon #inequality

Swine & Science

So far the pearls of science have been cast before swine, who have given us in return millionaires and slums, armaments and the desolation of war.


#twisdom #inequality