Thursday Quotes

Oct 11, 2018,10:50 AM
 

Here we go again smile........


'The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.' 
Borges

'Those whose hearts are fixed on Reality itself deserve the title of Philosophers.' 
Plato

'All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.' 
Schopenhauer

'People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.' 
'Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.'
Hesse

'Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.' 
Cervantes




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Everything looks better from the perspective of time...

 
 By: cshimokita : October 11th, 2018-15:40
In her book "On Photography" Sontag talks about the nature of old photographs, which universally seem to get better over time. The Borges quote talks to me about the value and complex nature of the critique... "It is very easy to discern flattery in most ... 

That in fact....

 
 By: Adamska : October 11th, 2018-18:48
would be the bottom line to it. Exceedingly good one, thank you for the post! Cheers, Filip