The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: practicality

31.05.02 – Friday

31 May 2002, around 20.21.

When you want to make money by Pegasus (as he must, perhaps, who has no other saleable property), farewell poetry and aerial flights: Pegasus only rises now like Mr. Green’s balloon, at periods advertised beforehand, and when the spectators’ money has been paid. Pegasus trots in harness, over the stony pavement, and pulls a cart […]

A dark and stormy night

3 May 2003, around 8.04.

It is a melancholy thing, which none but those educated at a college can understand, to see the debilitated frames of the aspirants for academical honours; to mark the prime—the verdure—the glory—the life—of life wasted irrevocably away in a labor ineptiarum, which brings no harvest either to others or themselves. For the poet, the philosopher, […]

obsolescence

22 June 2003, around 8.59.

The truth is, unless a man can get the prestige and income of a Don and write donnish books, it’s hardly worth while for him to make a Greek and Latin machine of himself and be able to spin you out pages of the Greek dramatists at any verse you’ll give him as a cue. […]

Citation (41)

22 January 2011, around 19.13.

what must be kept…

a definite achievement

6 January 2013, around 7.01.

Wittgenstein on organizing one’s library

upbuilding and edification

10 January 2018, around 5.57.

Kierkegaard and Heidegger learn to swim.

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