Sunday, 10 January 2016

Thoughts From Centuries Ago Might Be Interesting.

Yes, there was life before we came along...

" O tempora. O mores!
Oh, the times! Oh, the manners!

Cicero 10-43 BC
" Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience; this is the ideal life. "
Mark Twain 1835-1910
" Happiness depends upon ourselves "
Aristotle 384-322 BC
" Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated. "
Confucius 551-479 BC
" Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. "
Confucius 551-479 BC
" Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools because they have to say something. "

" The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will often be lonely, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. "
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900
" I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. "
John Locke 1632-1704
" Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know who you are. "
Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527
" Few men think; yet all have opinions. "
George Berkeley 1685-1753
" One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. "
Oscar Wilde 1856-1900