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Maxims and Arrows…

March 1, 2016


  • Even the bravest of us rarely has the courage for what he/she really knows


  • You run on ahead? Do you do so as a herdsman? Or as an exception? A third possibility would be as a deserter…first question of conscience.



  • There is a great deal I do not want to know. Wisdom sets boundaries even to knowledge.


  • Are you genuine? Or only an actor? A representative? Or that which is represented? – Finally you are no more than an imitation of an actor…second question of conscience.


  • Can an ass be tragic? – To be crushed by a burden one can neither bear nor throw off?


  • Are you one who looks on? or who sets to work? – or who looks away, turns aside…third question of conscience.
  • In order to look for beginnings one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards; at last he also believes backwards.


  • Do you want to accompany? or go on ahead? or go off alone? …One must know what one want and that one wants. –fourth question of conscience.


(P.S. name the philosopher – win a prize…)

One Comment leave one →
  1. thefeatheredsleep permalink
    March 8, 2016 5:32 pm

    You write so beautifully

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