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    Brilliant PASSAGE and/or QUOTE of the Day

    Something that you found serendipitously (by actually reading, for example) that struck you PERSONALLY - for its brilliance, insight, wit, and other virtues.

    Kicking off with:

    "Conservative critics who complain how, in today's hedonistic-egotistical society, true values have disappeared totally miss the point. The true opposite of egotistical self-love is not altruism, a concern for the Common Good, but envy or ressentiment, which makes me act against my own interests: evil enters in when I prefer the misfortune of my neighbour to my own fortune, so that I am ready to suffer myself just to make certain that my neighbour will suffer more."
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    An evil person is thus not an egotist, "thinking only about his own interests." A true egotist is too busy taking care of his own good to have time to cause misfortune to others. The primary vice of a bad person is precisely that he is more preoccupied with others than with himself."

    __ S. Zizek

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    "shit fire, save matches"- I read this on a Stephen King book. It kinda stuck, and it feels better than the usual "look on the brightside"

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    Life is an immobile, locked,
    Three-handed struggle between
    Your wants, the world's for you, and (worse)
    The unbeatable slow machine
    That brings what you'll get.

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    "I reject your reality and substitute my own!"

    -Adam Savage

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    It's that feeling you get when you fail in something you felt mandated to fulfil. When perhaps the mandate, was to fail and real courage is standing guiltless in the perdiciment you find yourself in..

    Leonard Cohen


    Sent from my GT-I9505

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    To alcohol! The cause of... and solution to... all of life's problems.

    homer j simpson
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    On a philosophy forum I help moderate, a while back: 'your argument is as circular as the place you pulled it from'. I may have stolen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    Life is an immobile, locked,
    Three-handed struggle between
    Your wants, the world's for you, and (worse)
    The unbeatable slow machine
    That brings what you'll get.
    Only just spotted the watch reference in this

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    This one changed my life:

    "It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    On a philosophy forum I help moderate, a while back: 'your argument is as circular as the place you pulled it from'. I may have stolen it.
    I have to find a way to drop this line on someone!

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