Daily Philosophy

“The pusillanimous man is one who, though deserving, deprives himself of the advantages that he deserves, and through not claiming his deserts conveys the impression of having some defect, and even of not knowing his own quality – because otherwise he would have tried to secure his deserts, being to his advantage. Such people areContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Daily Philosophy

“I try to use my reason for the purpose of discrimination, instead of blindly obeying any divinity, even that of man. We should not worship this race experience by imitation and repetition but should strive to profit by its mistakes and avoid them in future. Far from believing in any Edenic state, I yield toContinue reading “Daily Philosophy”

Philosophy, July 27th

“And things which are at their best are also least liable to be altered or discomposed; for example, when healthiest and strongest, the human frame is least liable to be affected by meats and drinks, and the plant which is in the fullest vigor also suffers least from winds or the heat of the sunContinue reading “Philosophy, July 27th”

Philosophy, July 23rd

“Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to division of labor, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and consequently, all charm for the workman. He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the simplest, most monotonous, and most easily acquired knack, that is required of him. Hence,Continue reading “Philosophy, July 23rd”