Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Metaphysics, The System, Attitude, Manners


Brian Appleyard
Thanks to Newton we cannot discover goodness in the mechanics of the heavens, thanks to Darwin we cannot find it in the phenomenon of life and thanks to Freud we cannot find it in ourselves. The struggle is to find a new basis for goodness, purpose and meaning.

The System

When the bosses talk about improving productivity, they are never talking about themselves.


Richard David Bach
The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.


Oliver Wendell Holmes
Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.

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