I see many people die because they judge that life is not worth living. I see others paradoxically getting killed for the ideas or illusions that give them a reason for living (what is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying). I therefore conclude that the meaning of life is the most urgent of questions.
Albert Camus, 1913 – 1960, The Myth of Sisyphus
For Camus, Sisyphus was a happy person.
The Myth of Sisyphus at Wikipedia
- Quote of the day: Moderation
- Quote of the day: Forgive your enemies
- Quote of the day: News and wars
- Quote of the day: Racketeering
The moderation of happy people comes from the tranquility that good fortune gives to their disposition. Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims, 17, Reflections on Aphorisms and Moral Maxims
One should forgive one’s enemies, but not before they are hanged.
“Christian Johann Heinrich Heine“
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
“Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon I, Emperor of the French “
Due to recent events last week when the US government has put up all government property and the (work of the) next two generations of American citizens as collateral to bail out a few thousand “bad apples” within the financial world, we thought the quote from MajGen. Smedley Butler below might also be a good fit for that.
Those guys in the financial world who now try to make others believe that they did not know the dangers and that they did not know that they were trading worthless paper for money just like before the great depression, have always put their greed, their profiteering and racking in other peoples money above everything and anybody else.
We are not talking about the simple employees who are…