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prokopetz · 9 months ago
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A subtlety of the stopped clock analogy that’s often overlooked is that a stopped clock is right twice a day, but a clock that’s five minutes slow is wrong 100% of the time – yet in practice, the slow clock is a more effective timepiece than the stopped one. Being consistently wrong can be more useful than being inconsistently right!
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lrma-vep · a month ago
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A zoologist who observed gorillas in their native habitat was amazed by the uniformity of their life and their vast idleness. Hours and hours without doing anything. Was boredom unknown to them? This is indeed a question raised by a human, a busy ape. Far from fleeing monotony, animals crave it, and what they most dread is to see it end. For it ends, only to be replaced by fear, the cause of all activity. Inaction is divine; yet it is against inaction that man has rebelled. Man alone, in nature, is incapable of enduring monotony, man alone wants something to happen at all costs — something, anything.... Thereby he shows himself unworthy of his ancestor: the need for novelty is the characteristic of an alienated gorilla.
Emil Cioran
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mokokoma · 8 months ago
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harrypotterhousequotes · 8 months ago
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RAVENCLAW: "The mediocre always feel as if they're fighting for their lives when confronted by the excellent." –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms)
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philosophybits · 10 months ago
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The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one’s own mind.
F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms
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enthymesis · 10 months ago
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What do we desire when we look at beauty? To be beautiful ourselves. We imagine that beauty carries with it great happiness, but this is a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche, from Aphorism No. 149; “The slow arrow of beauty...”
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typicallyscorpio · 3 months ago
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my soul ain't for this generation
Rod Wave
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prokopetz · 9 months ago
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A stopped clock may be right twice a day, but a clock whose hands are spinning wildly in defiance of all horological precepts may be right hundreds of times in the same span.
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lrma-vep · 5 months ago
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We always love . . . despite; and that "despite" covers an infinity.
Emil Cioran
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harrypotterhousequotes · 6 months ago
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GRYFFINDOR: “Many think they have good hearts who have only weak nerves.” –Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms)
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philosophybits · a year ago
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There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth.
F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms
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philosophybitmaps · 5 months ago
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“The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.” – F. H. Bradley, Aphorisms
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crude-verse · 4 months ago
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You are the dream I’ll never wake up from.
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kniazyouk · a month ago
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