Insightful quotes

Enea

Newbie
 

ilostabet

Pelican
«The flush toilet is a good metaphor for the civilization we're living in. You crap into a pipe, you flush it away and you never see it. You never have to deal with your own shit. And then you end up deep in it

Paul Kingsnorth
 

Jünger

Woodpecker
“The daily press is the evil principle of the modern world, and time will only serve to disclose this fact with greater and greater clearness. The capacity of the newspaper for degeneration is sophistically without limit"

Søren Kierkegaard
 

Wutang

Hummingbird
Gold Member
From Blase Pascal's Penesees. Great book for both spiritual insights but also insights into the nature of man. The book was never completed so the form of it is a bunch of thoughts Pascal had jotted down. It makes it easy to jump in and out of it.

"For, in fact, what is man in nature? A Nothing in comparison with the Infinite, an All in comparison with the Nothing, a mean between nothing and everything. Since he is infinitely removed from comprehending the extremes, the end of things and their beginning are hopelessly hidden from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the Nothing from what he was made, and the Infinite in which he is swallowed up.

What will he do then, but perceive the appearance of the middle of things, in an eternal despair of knowing either their beginning or t heir end. All things proceed from the Nothing, and are borne towards the Infinite. Who will follow these marvelous processes? The Author of these wonders understands them. None other can do so."
 
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