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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In Action

Those who do not move do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg

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