GE 13: Democratic Duty

6 May 2013 Citizens, May we choose to fight for what is right. May we choose never to fear the darkness and abyss that we will soon be leaving behind. May we uphold the principles of democracy, of justice, of freedom, and of reason. May we look up into the sky in remembrance of our … Continue reading

DAY 204: JULY 23 – Death Should Mean Nothing To Us But A Boundary That Limits Our Achievements.

~ Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti ~ Wisdom Who never ate his bread in sorrow, Who never spent the darksome hours Weeping and watching for the morrow He knows ye not, ye heavenly powers. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~ Wit Strange isn’t it? Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die. … Continue reading

DAY 196: JULY 15 – Not All Moral Compasses Point North

~ Interior of the Rosenborg Palace, Copenhagen by Heinrich Hansen ~ The afternoon light shines into the interior of the Rosenborg Palace. The open door at the end of the room adds depth and perspective into the painting.   ~ Wisdom Morality is herd instinct in the individual. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ~ Wit Morality is … Continue reading

DAY 184: JULY 3 – Know Your Limits

~ Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle by Arnold Böcklin ~ The painter gazes defiantly at the figure of death playing its fiddle. He is listening intently to death’s tune as he paints. The boldness in his stare seems to imply that even if death would come to claim him one day, his art will secure … Continue reading

A Compilation Of Philosophical Proverbs And Quotes For The Young And Lost

~ Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder ~ Proverbs are a mystery. They strike us when we least expect it. Use them correctly and they trigger countless ideas and memories. Use them in the wrong situations and you get confused stares and puzzled looks. As the saying goes: ‘Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught, … Continue reading