Docile Ignorance

The ignorant are governable.

J.J. Most

#twisdom #ignorance

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Public Reason

J’écris pour agir.

I write in order to act.

Voltaire

#twisdom #action #philo

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

Philosophy & Unlearning

The real social function of philosophy is to prevent mankind from losing itself in the ideas which the existing organization of society instills into its members.

 M. Horkheimer

#twisdom #freedom #critique

Art Sees 

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

#twisdom #art

Nature’s Comrade

The philosopher neither obeys nor commands; she seeks to be at one with nature.

H. Bergson

#twisdom #philo #intuition

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 

Pain’s Gain

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Frederick Douglass

#twisdom #struggle