March 28, 2014
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends”
March 25, 2014
“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”
February 21, 2014
“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 is morally treasonable to the American public.”
February 8, 2014
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything”
“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
28th Nov, 2013
“[E]very man has a property in his own person: this no body has any right to but himself. The labour of his body, and the work of his hands, we may say, are properly his. Whatsoever then he removes out of the state that nature hath provided, and left it in, he hath mixed his labour with, and joined to it something that is his own, and thereby makes it his property.”
“Waste of time is thus the first and in principle the deadliest of sins …[T]he religious valuation of restless, continuous, systematic work in a worldly calling, as the highest means to asceticism, and at the same time the surest and most evident proof of rebirth and genuine faith, must have been the most powerful conceivable level for the expansion of that attitude toward life which we have here called the spirit of capitalism”
21 Nov, 2013
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
22 Oct, 2013
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax”
Knowing Qualia 16th Oct, 13
Paul M. Churchland.
“We did not lose contact with a metaphysically distinct dimension of reality when we stopped seeing an immutable sparkle-strewn quintessential crystal sphere each time we looked to the heavens, and began to see instead an infinite space of gas and dust and giant stars structured by gravitational attractions and violent nuclear processes.”
15th Oct, 2013
Paradox of the Bald Man!
- A man with no hairs is bald.
- A single hair never make the different between being bald and not being bald([proof: for any number N, if a man with N hairs is bald, then a man with N+1 hairs is bald).
- Therefore, a man with a million hairs is bald.
Source: Eubulides, 4th century BC, Tye’s Paradox of phenomenal Consciousness,1995.
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