Saturday, September 21, 2019

Or fail to do


"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do."

Friday, September 20, 2019

founding father


“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”
- George Washington

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

history


Source here.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

you're fired



Before making it big, Walt Disney was fired for not being creative enough. Jerry Seinfeld and Thomas Edison were also fired in their early careers. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

natural resources


Source: CIA Factbook

Thursday, September 12, 2019

mashugana


“Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.”
Fran Lebowitz

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

in the moment



“True happiness is… to enjoy the present without anxious dependence on the future.”
- Seneca [c. 4 BCE – AD 65]

Monday, September 9, 2019

on buddhism

Sunday, September 8, 2019

on creativity


“The future is uncertain, but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity.”
Ilya Prigogine

Saturday, September 7, 2019

epic failure until he wasn't


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

Impressionism




Monet studied landscapes; Renoir studied people.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

warrior monk


"You're technically illiterate unless you've read at least a couple of hundred books."
- General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, who has a 7000 volume library

on anxiety

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

god is dead



“Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed.”
Friedrich Nietzsche [1844 - 1900]

polytheistic axiom



"Rome can only succeed with the gods on its side."

Monday, September 2, 2019

on history


"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child."
- Cicero [106 BC – 7 December 43 BCE]

personal computing


“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
Bill Gates

Sunday, September 1, 2019

stoic


"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
- Marcus Aurelius [112 AD - 180 AD]

M*A*S*H


first self-made man


"I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man."
- Themistocles [c.524 BCE - 459 BCE]

father of geometry


"QED - Quod erat demonstrandum"
- Euclid [Mid-4th century - Mid-5th century BCE]

Saturday, August 31, 2019

father of engineering


“Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.” 
- Archimedes [c. 287 – c. 212 BCE]

Friday, August 30, 2019

father of Athens


"Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones."
- Pericles [c. 495 – 429 BCE]

so gay



"You know what happened to the Greeks? Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure, Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. So was Socrates."
- President Richard M. Nixon

father of philosophy



"When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser."
- Socrates [c. 470 – 399 BCE]

father of medicine


"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."
- Hippocrates [c. 460 – c. 370 BCE]

the first celebrity


"For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction."
Lord Byron [1788-1824]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

father of history


"If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it."
- Herodotus [c. 484 – c. 425 BCE]

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

father of comedy


"Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever."
- Aristophanes [c. 460 - c. 380 BCE]

Sunday, August 18, 2019

father of sculpture


- Polykleitos [5th century BCE]

TKO


"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."
- Mike Tyson

Thursday, August 15, 2019

theoretical physics


“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

theoretical physics



“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
Max Planck

Saturday, August 10, 2019

woeful unawareness



“I want to be a guileless rook to discolor the blackness of all crafty human hearts”
Munia Khan

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

enervating


“Nothing so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James

Saturday, July 27, 2019

disgustingly drunk



When accused of being 'disgustingly drunk' by a female - possibly socialist - the Conservative Prime Minister Winston Churchill responded: 'My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

Saturday, July 20, 2019

integrative



"We learn from history that we do not learn from history."

Friday, July 19, 2019

duel



"Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool."
- Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Thursday, July 18, 2019

code


“If a machine is expected to be infallible, it cannot also be intelligent.”
- Alan Turing

Monday, July 15, 2019

existential


“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”
Franz Kafka

Saturday, July 13, 2019

lateral thinking



"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals."
- T. E. Lawrence

Thursday, July 11, 2019

bent elbow


"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
- Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

on betrayal


“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
William Blake

Saturday, July 6, 2019

dissembling



"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

on blah


"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair."
- Gautama Buddha

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

on limits


“Other desires become the occasion of pain through dearth of the material to gratify them, but not the desire of knowledge: the sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our storybook.”
- A. E. Housman

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

baroque



"The past is never dead. It's not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose providence dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always."
- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

’The "Green Reaper" Has Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Burials



"With the enormous costs of chemically-treated wood coffins, concrete burial vaults, liners, cremations, urns, cemetery space, and embalming, an average funeral in America costs about $10,000. In addition to adding a financial burden to the backs of grieving families, these burial methods are also notoriously toxic for the environment."

Full story here.

Friday, June 7, 2019

melanin


"Throughout history, we have found all kinds of reasons to put ourselves above other people."
- Barack Obama

Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War


Watch here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Group of Seven documentaries


 Watch herehere and here.