Drunkenness does not create vice; it merely brings it into view.
—Seneca (Mid-1st century AD)
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
—Socrates (470 BC-399 BC)
The Coming “Spiritual Revolution”
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on — because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.