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Scopenhauer, Arthur wrote:
Scholars are those who have read in books, but thinkers, men of genius, world-enlighteners, and reformers of the human race are those who have read directly in the book of the world.

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Schopenhauer, Arthur wrote:
The middle ages showed us the results of thinking without experimentation, our present century shows us what experimentation without thinking leads to.

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Otto Weininger wrote:
Great men take themselves
and the world too seriously to become what is called
merely intellectual. Men who are merely intellectual are
insincere ; they are people who have never really been
deeply engrossed by things and who do not feel an overpowering
desire for production. All that they care about is
that their work should glitter and sparkle like a well-cut
stone, not that it should illuminate anything. They are
more occupied with what will be said of what they think
than by the thoughts themselves.
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Friedrich Holderlin wrote:
And you, what is your concern? That at times something rises in you, in one instant, like the mouth of a dying man, your heart opens itself to you so powerfully and then closes-precisely, this is the ill omen.
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Friedrich Holderlin wrote:
The sons of the sun are nourished by their deeds; they live by triumph; their own spirit emboldens them, and their strength is their joy.
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Seneca wrote:
’Rehearse death’. To say this is to tell a person to rehearse his freedom. A person who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.
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This book seems to be pretty good. I'm not a big reader, but I was fated to read some passage because my usual distraction got boring to me at the moment.

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer wrote:
Mass movements do not usually rise until the prevailing order has been discredited. The discrediting is not an automatic result of the blunders and abuses of those in power, but the deliberate work of men of words with a grievance. Where the articulate are absent or without a grievance, the prevailing dispensation, though incompetent and corrupt, may continue in power until it falls and crumbles of itself. On the other hand, a dispensation of undoubted merit and vigor may be swept away if it fails to win the allegiance of the articulate minority.
Somebody better be able to make a video and publish it on some public platform to let the other plebs - who it may concern - know and find some common ground.

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Things are different in the case of the typical man of words. The masses listen to him because they “know that his words, however urgent, cannot have immediate results. The authorities either ignore him or use mild methods to muzzle him. Thus imperceptibly the man of words undermines established institutions, discredits those in power, weakens prevailing beliefs and loyalties, and sets the stage for the rise of a mass movement.
It is quite damaging to kill or imprison men of mere words. Sure, >>>they<<< would love to do so but still they would prefer some small physical incident at least, something of substance to lie about than nothing to lie about.

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Whatever the type, there is a deep-seated craving common to almost all men of words which determines their attitude to the prevailing order. It is a craving for recognition; a craving for a clearly marked status above the common run of humanity. “Vanity,” said Napoleon, “made the Revolution; liberty was only a pretext.” There is apparently an irremediable insecurity at the core of every intellectual, be he noncreative or creative. Even the most gifted and prolific seem to live a life of eternal self-doubting and have to prove their worth anew each day. What de Rémusat said of Thiers is perhaps true of most men of words: “he has much more vanity than ambition; and he prefers consideration to obedience, and the appearance of power to power itself. Consult him constantly, and then do just as you please. He will take more notice of your deference to him than of your actions.
I believe so but if so then I estimate that a lot, a big lot full of people are men of words.
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Lovecraft, H.P. wrote:
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
And yet, the sickly are convinced that not only was it "meant to voyage far" but that it was "meant" - i.e., fated, determined - that man should voyage all the way to an end - the absolute.
More so that some privileged victims of universal benevolence, it was fated that they be chosen - by a universal will, an absolute order - to be agencies towards this end.

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Bronze Age Pervert, Bronze Age Mindset wrote:
It is the very character of domestic life to present the world as an enclosed owned space, and, although mankind adapts itself on the whole to this condition, both biologically and culturally, yet there remains a glimmer of the opposite tendency inside even the lowliest. He can't help but experience this new state of things in late civilizations except with dread, the dread suspicion...an uncanny suspicion.....that the world is artificial. He begins to sense that this hothouse he lives in is the malevolent creation of a demiurge that likes to observe our sufferings, that He and his minions feed on them. In the remote future, should the evil of human innovation continue unchecked, we really will live in the world the Gnostics feared, and that spark of vital life and energy that is the gift of nature to all youthful peoples born from its womb, that spark will remain entrapped in "matter wrongly configured," matter entirely foreign to its inborn desires and workings, but fashioned instead for the benefit of something else.

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I hope BAP has just been reading too much Lovecraft when he wrote that, lol.
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Been recommending his book to those who might be receptive to its message.

He has a great flow to his writing. It's an exhortation, an outpouring, a calling to a certain spirit, rather than a work of philosophy.

It's witten in fractured syntax, so I assume it's a faux Russian accent he's using in his vids.... and always worth remembering....  

BAP wrote:
Should the tyranny that has descended on our age ever gain the power it seeks and then be challenged enough to feel itself in danger, the mass annihilation's that will be carried out by homosexual, transsexual, and especially lesbian commissars will exceed in scale and cruelty anything that has yet happened in known history. Imagine lesbian mulatta commissars with young Martin Sheen face and haircut manning the future Bergen-Belsens, installations that will span tens of miles.
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I like his message and his style.
Very creative, and sarcastic.

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This people never kneel, but only before their own dead - Ritsos, Giannis.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote:
He who despises most things will be a lawgiver among them, and he who dares most of all will be most in the right.

Actions speak louder than words, but words speak volumes of appearance.
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Behaviourism is a joke, just like Freudism, and the fact that the Western academic circles don't protest Freudism as a perverted Jews assertions made on pure hypothesising and story-telling speaks tons of them.
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Nietzsche wrote: "Fanaticism is the only form of willpower to which the weak and irresolute can rise."
I'd add that he is most times a cynic also, a man that either secretly or even openly, admits the lack of purpose that he feels and sees in everything around him, so then destroying and fanaticism becomes a form of leashing-out and as easy as anything else since he doesn't stand to loose anything.
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Toxins...
toxicity...
toxic behaviour...

They are not always lying when they open their mouths. I believe them when they say it is toxic for them.
Tell me more about what is toxic for you.
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Marquis De Vauvenargues wrote:
Intellectual mediocrity and sloth, make more philosophers than do reason and reflection.


Wisdom is a tyrant of the weak.


It is true that the greater number of men are scarcely capable of profound knowledge, but it is equally true that the superficial knowledge they seek only serves to satisfy their vanity. It is hurtful to those who possess true genius; for it necessarily draws them away from their main object, wastes their industry over details and subjects foreign to their needs and natural talent, and lastly does not serve, as they flatter themselves, to prove the breadth of their mind. In all ages there have been men of very moderate intelligence who knew much, and on the contrary, men of the highest intelligence who knew very little. Ignorance is not lack of intelligence, nor knowledge a proof of genius.
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Baltasar Gracian wrote:
A wise person cannot be recognized by what he or she says in the public square, for there the wise do not speak with their tongue but with that of the general foolishness.
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The environment is becoming increasingly chaotic.
The order of man is creating its own instability ich which it will drown.
Making space for some new order to emerge eventually.
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Baltasar Gracian wrote:
A realistic assessment of yourself: of your spirit, of your mind, of your judgement, of your passion. No one can be master of himself who does not first understand himself. There are mirrors for the face, but none for the soul. So make one out of careful consideration of yourself. And while it may be well to forget the outer image, remember the inner in order to fill out its defects, to make it better. Poll the powers of your mind and of your will in order to achieve something. Take stock of what temper you have for the business of the day. Sound your depths, and measure your capacity for everything.
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Napoleon Bonaparte wrote:
Some men are so physically and morally constituted as to see everything through a highly colored medium. They raise up a picture in the mind on every slight occasion, and give to every trivial occurrence a dramatic interest. But whatever knowledge, or talent, or courage, or other good qualities, such men may possess, Nature has not formed them for the command of armies, or the direction of great military operations.
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Kvasir wrote:
Baltasar Gracian wrote:
A realistic assessment of yourself: of your spirit, of your mind, of your judgement, of your passion. No one can be master of himself who does not first understand himself. There are mirrors for the face, but none for the soul. So make one out of careful consideration of yourself. And while it may be well to forget the outer image, remember the inner in order to fill out its defects, to make it better. Poll the powers of your mind and of your will in order to achieve something. Take stock of what temper you have for the business of the day. Sound your depths, and measure your capacity for everything.
Baltasar Gracian is really good at his aphorisms or whatever it is called, I like this one:

Know how to show your Teeth. Even hares
can pull the mane of a dead lion. There is no joke
about courage. Give way to the first and you must
yield to the second, and so on till the last, and to
gain your point at last costs as much trouble as
would have gained much more at first. Moral
courage exceeds physical; it should be like a
sword kept ready for use in the scabbard of
caution. It Is the shield of great place; moral
cowardice lowers one more than physical. Many
have had eminent qualities, yet, for want of a
stout heart, they passed inanimate lives and
found a tomb in their own sloth. Wise Nature has
thoughtfully combined in the bee the sweetness
of its honey with the sharpness of its sting.

It is particurarly masterfuly put.
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Yes, For me, a thinker's skill at aphorism, displays his real quality of mind. Some do it well, others are mediocre at it. It definitely requires intellectual value, not simply knowledge or linguistic flare. I take it seriously as an art form.

They all have their own stylistic voice in their aphorisms as well. Goethe and Leonardo Da Vinci were highly rational, yet deeply simple. Nietzsche was grandiose, yet penetrating. Schopenhauer is extremely lucid.  Holderlin, Blake are imaginative and creative. Even Thomas Aquinas was impressive in his logical method of observation of the spirit.

Ultimately, it has to do with the quality of acumen. How well one understands what they know. It is a test of the summation of ones knowledge, memory and precision of details. Like finally throwing the javelin after much training and preparation. One's real quality must be tested. The aphorism, or maxim is the test for the thinker.
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