The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: humor

A Sudden Liberating Thought

23 March 2004, around 19.09.

with no sudden crisis of conscience

Murphy

25 April 2004, around 18.58.

insidious

introductory

12 May 2004, around 17.20.

…once we have recognised that knowledge in itself is good for man, we shall need to invent no pretexts for studying this subject or that; we shall import no extraneous considerations of use or ornament to justify us in learning one thing rather than another. If a certain department of knowledge specially attracts a man, […]

Citation (34)

21 July 2008, around 5.09.

on waste paper…

Crambe repetita (20)

19 November 2011, around 8.09.

Boswell, Life of Johnson.

hope against hope (3)

4 November 2012, around 7.41.

a counter reformation.

accordance

15 December 2014, around 9.25.

Although he never lose his heart exclusively to one philosophical sect and was also an eclectic, Horace’s sharply critical mind, with a subtle sense of humor on the surface and a tempered pessimism deeper down, was far more inclined towards the doctrines of Aristippus, Epicurus and Lucretius than towards the Stoa which he often mentions […]

Montaigne 1.14

17 April 2015, around 21.29.

I live from day to day, and am content with having sufficient for present and ordinary needs; for the extraordinary all the provision in the world will not suffice. And it is madness to expect that Fortune could ever sufficiently arm us against herself. With our own arms must we fight her. —Montaigne (Essays, ‘That […]

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