Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Just a quick note. I've been busy. Homework homework homework... tons of reading. It's enjoyable though. Taking each day as it is...

Here are some philosophical readings... the last two aren't exact quotes!

1. "We are born only once, and we cannot be born twice, and one must for all eternity exist no more. You are not in control of tomorrow and yet you delay your opportunity to rejoice. Life is ruined by delay and each and every one of us dies without enjoying leisure."

2. "If you take away the chance to see and talk and spend time with the beloved, then the passion of sexual love is dissolved."

3. "He who forgets the good which he previously had, has today become an old man."

4. "One should not spoil what is present by desiring what is absent, but rather reason out that these things too (what we have) were among those we might have prayed for."

5. "We should try to make the latter stretch of the road more important than the earlier one, as long as we are on the road; and when we get to the end of the road, we should feel a smooth contentment."

6. "One should bring this question to bear on all one's desires: what will happen to me if what is sought by desire is achieved, and what will happy if it is not?"

7. Fear of death is irrational, because you cannot fear the unknown.

8. In order to be wealthy, you must reduce your desires.