My son, give me thine heart...Proverbs 2326a Bible
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.Bertrand Russell
One should count each day a separate life.Seneca
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.Johann von Goethe
I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.C. S. Lewis
To display the greatest powers, unless they are applied to great purposes, makes nothing for the character of greatness.William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Modern man thinks he loses something time when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains except kill it.
Since the dawn of time there have been those among us who have been willing to go to extraordinary lengths to gain access to that domain normally reserved for birds, angels, and madmen.
What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.