By Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D
This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is accessible as an try to outline the borderlines of human pondering and human morality. In 152 pages prepared alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed via evocative phrases. every one observe is via as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a quick essay. As a collection, they conceal a really huge variety of themes. In his look for genuine verities and real humanity, he's taking the reader on an exhausting thought-provoking voyage in the course of the depths of the brain. this kind of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened via conventional demeanour and terminology, is typically baffling, often of depression personality, yet usually interesting and inspiring. Read more...
summary: This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is out there as an try to outline the borderlines of human considering and human morality. In 152 pages equipped alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed by means of evocative phrases. each one be aware is via as much as a number of unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a quick essay. As a set, they hide a very huge variety of issues. In his look for genuine verities and real humanity, he's taking the reader on an hard thought-provoking voyage throughout the depths of the brain. this sort of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened through conventional demeanour and terminology, is typically baffling, often of depression personality, yet more often than not attention-grabbing and encouraging
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A cynic cannot see from here to tomorrow. D DANGER Is an unpredictable guest: your loyal friend may be the innocent rock on which you stumble while your open enemy may cause your rise. ” DARKNESS Is the cloth from which our little universe is spun. Away from the aura around this small globe, the spheres are bleak and cold. It is in us to reflect light and warmth; without us there is nothing. DAY A day is just a day, if even that. It is we who make it holi-, holy or hellish. THE DEAD Let not the dead bury their dead; they might rise again.
CLERGYMAN The preacher should be outstanding in Divine, not public, relations. CLEVERNESS Will set the mind ajar; wisdom will set it at rest. Cleverness is a poor substitute for understanding. Cleverness is competitive, wisdom never. Cleverness comes with the body, wisdom from the Lord. COLOR Man was made of clay. Clay is black or red, but never white. White man is a decadent creature, away from sun, wind and the sea. COMFORT Is the small benefit we derive for the most part from the deadly application of progress in science.
BORROWING The lender may lose a friend but the indifferent will never have one. BRAINPOWER Only a fraction of mankind’s mental capacity is being used. The overwhelming bulk of the world’s brainpower perishes unused because of totalitarian executions or war activities, because of a poverty-stunted literacy among seven-tenths of the population, and finally because of premature assignment to dulling labor. We are running the world on one cylinder instead of ten. BRAVERY Fear alone makes for bravery; the reckless show no virtue, only contempt.