Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friedrich Nietzsche’s beautiful description of Arthur Schopenhauer:
He was absolutely alone, with not a single friend; and between one and none there lies an infinity.
Most of our suffering lies in retrospect or anticipation; pain itself is brief. How much more suffering is caused by the thought of death than death itself.
Only a philosopher can be happy in marriage, and philosophers do not marry.
Jonathan Swift in Gulliver’s Travels(Note: Read the book to know definition of ‘Yahoo’):
We are unhappy married, and unmarried we are unhappy. We are unhappy when alone, and unhappy when in society: we are like hedge-hogs clustering for warmth, uncomfortable when too closely packed, and yet miserable when kept apart. It is all very funny.
- TAG ENDS HERE.
- Sriram Sivaramakrishnan:
Is quantum mechanics Ψ-Φ ?
I learnt to cook at the tender age of 8 months, when I lifted a jar of salt and emptied it into a bowl of chicken curry.
Tragedy itself is proof of the fact that the Greeks were not pessimists .
- Bertrand Russell:
We think of education as the transmission of a certain body of settled knowledge, when it should be rather the development of a scientific habit of mind.
- George Santayana:
Religion is human experience interpreted by human imagination.
- William Somerset Maugham:
The most important thing that money can buy is time.
I enjoyed going through my notes and must go through some more again some time. I tag:
I am not sure if even these 4 have RSS feeds to my blog. So if you are reading this and you have a blog ID, and you've left a comment, then you are tagged as well.