Saturday, March 29, 2008

Philosophy, Academia, Stagnation, Love


For the good man to realize that it is better to be whole than good is to enter on a straight and narrow path compared to which his previous rectitude was flowery license.


Leo Botstein
At most, college presidents are running something that is somewhere between a faltering corporation and a hotel.


Robert Allen
... the vast bulk of humanity isn’t nice. They aren’t even really nasty, they’re just a heap of disorganized appetites that are struggling to be satisfied. It’s not hard to see why some of our writers and philosophers have found humanity a pretty dismal prospect.


Jean Anouilh
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it some day, but it has one arch-enemy – and that is life.

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