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C'est vrai

por beatriz j a, em 24.05.17

 

 

Soyons reconnaissants aux personnes qui nous donnent du bonheur; elles sont les charmants jardiniers par qui nos âmes sont fleuries (Marcel Proust)

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 15.05.17

 

 

Bliss is a virtue, not its reward. 

 

(Baruch Spinoza)

 

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por beatriz j a, em 13.05.17

 

 

If Pegasus existed, he would indeed be in space and time, but only because the word ‘Pegasus’ has spatio-temporal connotations, and not because ‘exists’ has spatio-temporal connotations. If spatio-temporal reference is lacking when we affirm the existence of the cube root of 27, that is simply because a cube root is not a spatio-temporal kind of thing.

 

W. V. Quine, “On What There Is” (citado por van Inwagen)

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 03.05.17

 

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela
 
 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 28.04.17

 

 

 

So we tried that thing called regime change in Iraq, and failed miserably. We tried it in Libya, and now there are now active slave markets in the place. But we satisfied the objective of “removing a dictator”. By the exact same reasoning, a doctor would inject a patient with “moderate” cancer cells “to improve his cholesterol numbers”, and claim victory after the patient is dead, particularly if the post-mortem shows remarkable cholesterol readings. But we know that doctors don’t do that, or, don’t do it in such a crude format, and that there is a clear reason for it. Doctors usually have some skin in the game.

 

Nassim Taleb, (excerpted from the preface of Skin in the Game)

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 12.04.17

 

 

"Universities are now terrible places to find political heterogeneity," writes Jennifer Senior. "Campus discourse has become the equivalent of the supermarket banana. Only one genetic variety remains".

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 22.03.17

 

 

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

 

“If anyone is unwilling to descend into himself, because this is too painful, he will remain superficial in his writing. . . If I perform to myself, then it’s this that the style expresses. And then the style cannot be my own. If you are unwilling to know what you are, your writing is a form of deceit.”

 

“Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery.”

 

“We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.”

 

“Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.”


― Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 20.03.17

 

 

A capacidade do ministro das Finanças alemão para criar eurocépticos é verdadeiramente inigualável. Certamente, muito maior do que a de Geert Wilders. (Teresa de Sousa)

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 15.03.17

 

 

SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE PHILOSOPHY.— Philosophy does not begin in wonder. It begins in anxiety, with the disquieting suspicion that things are not how they should be and are not what they seem.

 

Hans Abendroth

 

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 03.03.17

 

 

Ambition is like love: Impatient both of delays as well as rivals.

Buddha

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 22.02.17

 

 

 “Everybody is looking for the right person, and nobody is trying to be the right person.”
 –faelsoss

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 12.02.17

 

 

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 08.02.17

 

 

 “The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced. He has been the sport and prey of priest and king, the food of superstition and cruel might. Crowned force has governed ignorance through fear. Hypocrisy and tyranny—two vultures—have fed upon the liberties of man. From all these there has been, and is, but one means of escape—intellectual development. Upon the back of industry has been the whip. Upon the brain have been the fetters of superstition. Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished. Reading, writing, thinking and investigating have all been crimes.

Every science has been an outcast.

All the altars and all the thrones united to arrest the forward march of the human race. The king said that mankind must not work for themselves. The priest said that mankind must not think for themselves. One forged chains for the hands, the other for the soul. Under this infamous regime the eagle of the human intellect was for ages a slimy serpent of hypocrisy.

The human race was imprisoned. Through some of the prison bars came a few struggling rays of light. Against these bars Science pressed its pale and thoughtful face, wooed by the holy dawn of human advancement. Bar after bar was broken away. A few grand men escaped and devoted their lives to the liberation of their fellows.”

Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

 

 

 by Anonymous ART of Revolution

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 31.01.17

 

 

Do you not see that nature is clamouring for two things only, a body free from pain, a mind released from worry and fear for the enjoyment of pleasurable sensations?

 

De Rerum Natura (The Nature of Things, or On the Nature of the Universe), by Lucretius.

 

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Maybe not. Maybe things can change

por beatriz j a, em 31.01.17

 

 

In The Garden of Beasts

History teaches us that establishments tend to fall into ranks behind the commander, and not the other way around. It isn’t necessary to replace the people doing their jobs. They turn into loyal servants of the new regime.

 

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 08.01.17

 

 

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” – Napoléon Bonaparte

 

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 01.01.17

 

 

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

— Arthur Schopenhauer

 

 

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por beatriz j a, em 31.12.16

 

 

One of the many astonishing things about Donald Trump is he never admits he’s wrong. About anything. Instead, when confronted by inconvenient truths, he doubles down on his preposterous assertions. And so, as Orwell put it in 1984, war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.

 

Hamilton Fish
Publisher

 

 

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Citação deste dia

por beatriz j a, em 29.12.16

 

 

(...) optimal self-organization is: flexible, adaptive, coherent, energized, and stable. This means that without optimal self-organization, you arrive at either chaos or rigidity—a notion that, Siegel says, fits the range of symptoms of mental health disorders.

 

 

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publicado às 16:22

 

 

«The task of the opposition now is education and truth.
And the truth is that Putin equals war and crisis.»

 

Boris Nemtsov, Facebook post, January 31, 2015

 

 

A primeira linha desta frase de Boris Nemtsov é universalmente válida e não se restringe apenas à Rússia, antes pode aplicar-se a qualquer sistema que não queiramos resvale para o autoritarismo, inclusivé ao nosso próprio pensamento/acção, se não os queremos entrevados de preconceitos e falsidades.

Boris Nemtsov, o mais bem sucedido opositor de Putin, foi assassinado a 27 de Fevereiro de 2015 no meio da rua, não longe do Kremlin. Um indivíduo incansável na seriedade da oposição que fazia ao espírito autoritário desse ex-KGB que é Putin. 

Boris Nemtsov deixou um projecto, www.4freerussia.org, onde pode ler-se, entre outras notícias, um relatório independente acerca da guerra na Ucrânia e do papel da Rússia de Putin nessa guerra. Para quem o quiser ler e perceber melhor porque é que a eleição de Trump é tão importante para Putin: aqui.

 

 

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