Quotes

  • by Alinspires

    Anger carried to excess begets madness.

    -Seneca

  • Historical Point of Views by Alinspires

    History isn’t a single narrative, but thousands of alternative narratives. Whenever we choose to tell one, we are also choosing to silence others.

    -Yuval Noah Harari

  • Good Ideas by Alinspires

    When people come along with a good idea, in the beginning it is completely ignored. If they go on about it they are considered mad and possibly even dangerous. Then, when it is eventually recognized as a good idea, nobody can be found who does not claim to have thought of it in the first.

    – Tony Benn

  • Herd Mentality by Alinspires

    It’s uncomfortable to be the outsider.

    But the only opportunity you have to think is before you join the herd.

    Once you’ve joined, it’s too late

    -Dave Trott

  • Confederacy of Dunces by Alinspires

    When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him.

    -Jonathan Swift

  • Free man by Alinspires

    What difference does it make how many masters a man has? Slavery is only one, and yet the person who refuses to let the thought of it affect him is a free man no matter how great the swarm of masters around him

  • by Alinspires

    The past lingers in the present.

  • by Alinspires

    We shall be easier in our minds when rich if we have come to realize how far from burdensome it is to be poor.

    -Seneca

  • by Alinspires

    To be alive is to be in trouble.

  • by Alinspires

    We should be practicing with a dummy target, getting to be at home with poverty so that fortune cannot catch us unprepared.

    -Seneca

  • by Alinspires

    No great person ever made history without having guilt thrown at them or suffering some backlash from those who didn’t like or appreciate their independence, discipline, or single-mindedness.

  • Fine is the calling card of conformity. Things are merely fine in life when passion has been slowly bled from our veins. Things are fine when we are bored stiff. Things are fine when we’ve done what they told us to do, and we’re sick and tired of it. Things are fine when we have been marching to the beat of someone else’s song for far too long. by Alinspires
  • by Alinspires

    If you start with a flawed ideal, you often appreciate its defects only when the ideal is close to realisation.

  • by Alinspires

    purpose is the greatest bridge to Now.

  • by Alinspires

    Historians study of the past not in order to repeat it, but in order to be liberated from it

  • by Alinspires

    Avoidance may be the best short-term strategy to avoid pain and conflict, but it is also the best long-term strategy to ensure suffering.

  • by Alinspires

    Knowledge that does not change behavior is useless

  • by Alinspires

    Even in the house of happiness, a positive past can become an unwanted guest preventing us from the day’s activities and freedom.

  • by Alinspires

    Nothing deadens the energies of the soul like a sense of victimhood. 

  • The life of folly is empty of gratitude, full of anxiety: it is focused wholly on the future. by Alinspires

    -Seneca