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April 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Civilization is a perishable commodity.”  —  Helen MacInnes

“Society is indeed a contract … It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”  —  Edmund Burke

“Every generation plants a seed that will not germinate, flower, and fruit until a later generation. What grows from that seed may be a noxious, poisonous weed that kills and destroys. Or it may be a beautiful, fragrant flower that gives pleasure, inspires, and illuminates. Or it may be nourishing fruit that gives and enhances life. It is the responsibility of each generation to decide what kind of seed it will plant and what kind of seed it will allow to be planted.”  — Daedalus


“Quote Unquote”

March 6, 2020 § Leave a comment

“For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and future are abstractions without any concrete reality. Until this becomes clear, it seems that our life is all past and future, and that the present is nothing more than the infinitesimal hairline which divides them.”  —  Alan Watts

“There is only one moment, and yet the moment is always giving way to the next, so that there is not even Now, there is Nothing. True, true. There is nothing, if that is the way to understand how much there is.”  —  M.C. Richards

“Only when one understands that we live life on the precarious edge of the present, which is a mere millionth of a second, as we rush moment by moment at warp speed into an unknown and unknowable future, can one begin to appreciate how courageous and brave is the act of living with only our memory of the accumulating past for balance.”  — Daedelus

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