Monday, September 28, 2009
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
And it will always happen that he who is not your friend will request your neutrality and he who is your friend will ask you to declare yourself by taking up arms. And irresolute princes, in order to avoid present dangers, follow the neutral road most of the time, and most of the time they are ruined.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
May you live every day of your life.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
The difference between sex for money and sex for free, he writes, is that sex for money always costs a lot less.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
A given man lives a life free from boredom by gambling a small sum every day. Give him every morning the money he might win that day, but on condition that he does not gamble, and you will make him unhappy. It might be argued that what he wants is the entertainment of gaming and not the winnings. Make him play then for nothing; his interest will not be fired and he will become bored, so it is not entertainment he wants. A half-hearted entertainment, he must delude himself into imagining that he would be happy to win what he would not want as a gift if it meant giving up gambling.
know, known, knowns, unknown, unknowns
There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know.
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel.
Those too wise to engage in politics are punished by the governance of the foolish.