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We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but...

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place. 8 more words

Daniel J. Boorstin

“The greatest
obstacle to discovery
is not ignorance
– it is the illusion
of knowledge.”
Daniel J. Boorstin

Wisdom Quotes

The Discoverers

As seen in a used bookshop near you.

For a trilogy of books that I have seen literally everywhere, not a whole lot is mentioned about Daniel J. 286 more words

Book Reviews

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.


A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space.

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Talk-back radio

So I’m driving home from work in my car and I turn the radio on.

Damn, it’s one of those talk-back radio shows. You know the ones: the radio presenter seeds the show with a couple of emotive topics that are bound to wind up some sections of the population (those ‘for’ and those ‘against’) such that they are goaded into ringing in to robustly ‘tell us their view’. 1,441 more words

Brain Farts

Considering Good Friday

“For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.” – Wittgenstein

For me Easter has no religious meaning. There was a time in my life when I wore the label of (c)hristian, but at present I am a blissfully content Agnostic.

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