Political Freedom

When it is forgotten that the first word of political reason is the recognition of the contingency of the political order, every absurdity proves rational.

Jacques Rancière

Wealthy Poverty

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

Kant

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Rare Freedom

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

Henri Bergson

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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

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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

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Expensive Consent

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

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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

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Executive Limit

Der Mensch kann tun was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will.

Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what to will.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Clench of Cliché

Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls.

Rumi

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Pretended War

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

James Madison
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