Category: Quotes & Aphorisms

David Bowie

A Few Things Jordan Peterson Said:

‘Resentment can tell you that you’ve got something to say and you better say it. You have to free yourself from what is oppressing you.’

‘Identify your specific problems instead of living in an avoidance fog. Where are you? Take stock.’

‘Your potential is still trapped in the past if you re-live it.’

‘An ideal is always a judge.’

‘You need to aim higher. Specify who you want to be. Then break the goal into small steps. Be responsible by using a schedule.’

‘Comparing yourself to others is idiotic because everyone is idiosyncratic. Compare yourself to yourself, and aim for small improvements every day. Don’t have stupid days.’

Just in Case Thinking is Still in Fashion

Here are a few quotes:

“The great tragedy – the slaying of a beautiful belief by an ugly fact.”

T. Huxley

“The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement.”

karl popper

“Elders are a sentinel species for humanness, and like other forms of life, they’ve mysteriously gone missing.”

stephen jenkinson

“You have to marginalize the voices of lunacy by the tsunami of reason.”

Gad saad

“When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals.”

edward snowden

“Listen to what you don’t want to hear. That’s how you grow.”

marcandangel.com

“Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past.”

Landrum Bolling

“Men fear thought more than they fear anything else on earth. Fear lest their cherished beliefs should prove delusions, fear lest the institutions by which they live should prove harmful.”

Bertrand russell

“The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.”

Antisthenes

“The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”

steven pressfield

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

vincent van gogh

“Emotions are not tools of cognition.”

Nathaniel Branden

A Different Kind of Razor

Hanlon’s Razor is an aphorism that states:

“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

A very useful concept to understand and implement. It’s up to you, but I would take a couple of minutes and read the attached article. It’s eye-opening – this razor helps us shave off self-created unnecessary stress. And if you do read it, make sure you read it to the end to learn how to not over apply it.

From a paper serviette

“YOU KNOW WHO WANTS TO 
HEAR YOUR OPINION ABOUT 
EVERYTHING? EVERYONE.”

   – ALCOHOL

This seems to be truer every day

“Sanity is the new hate speech.”

TFO

Something from our Chinese friends

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.”

chinese proverb

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