November 6, 2008

Quotes From The Higher Men

"If you want to make someone angry tell him a lie; if you want to make him furious, tell him the truth. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed , second it is violently opposed, and third it is accepted as self-evident." ~Arthur Schopenhauer Philosopher, 1788-1860

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” ~Johann Wolfgang Goethe

“Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny.” ~Johann Wolfgang Goethe

"Fear not death, for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal." ~Benjamin Franklin

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." ~George Bernard Shaw

"It is impossible to create without destroying: a certain previous condition must be destroyed in order to produce a new one."~Carl Jung

"People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die." ~Plato

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly. ~Antisthenes

"He who refuses to be involved in politics must endure being ruled by inferior people." ~Plato

"Deviation from the truths of the blood begets neurotic restlessness, and we have had about enough of that these days. Rootlessness begets meaninglessness, and the lack of meaning in life is a soul-sickness whose full extent and full import our age has not yet begun to comprehend." ~Carl Jung

"Whenever we touch nature we get clean." ~Carl Jung

"Only he is lost, who gives himself up for lost" ~Hans Ulrich Rudel

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." ~George Orwell, 1984

"The animal lives without any Besonnenheit. It has consciousness, i.e., it knows itself and its weal and woe; also the objects which produce these; but its knowledge remains constantly subjective, never becomes objective: everything that it embraces appears to exist in and of itself, and can therefore never become an object of representation nor a problem for meditation. Its consciousness is thus wholly immanent. The consciousness of the savage man is similarly constituted in that his perceptions of things and of the world remain preponderantly subjective and immanent. He perceives things in the world but not the world; his own actions and passion, but not himself." ~Arthur Schopenhauer

"For evolved man — the apex of organic progress on the Earth — what branch of reflection is more fitting than that which occupies only his higher and exclusively human faculties? The primal savage or ape merely looks about his native forest to find a mate; the exalted Aryan should lift his eyes to the worlds of space and consider his relation to infinity!" ~H.P. Lovecraft

Man is a rope, stretched between the animal and the Superman:
a rope across an abyss, a dangerous going across,
a dangerous wayfaring, a dangerous looking back,
a dangerous shuddering and staying still.
What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not an end:
what can be loved in man is that he is an overture and a going under.
I love those who do not know how to live,
for they are those who cross over.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

"The generous and bold have the best lives,
Are seldom beset by cares,
But the base man sees bogies everywhere
And the miser pines for presents."
~from The Havamal or Book of Viking Wisdom

Cattle die, and kinsmen die,
And so must one die oneself.
But there is one thing I know of which never dies:
The fame of a dead man's deeds.
~Ancient Norse Sagas

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