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Re: Good quotes

Post29 May 2019

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Post09 Jun 2019

"A journey of a thousand li [a Chinese mile] starts beneath one's feet"

- Lao Tzu

On the spiritual path, we may think of our steps along the BK path as stumbles. We have to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, find the true path and keep on trucking or walking the spiritual path.
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Post31 Jul 2019

Bryan Edgar Magee has died (12 April 1930 - 26 July 2019).
He was a British philosopher, broadcaster, politician for the Labour Party and the SDP, and author best known for bringing philosophy to a popular audience.

"One of the most extraordinary things about a human being is that we just wake up in the world and find ourselves here, though what 'here' is is something we never discover. Existence is something that happens to us, and then remains a mystery. There is no question of our having any say in it: a light comes on in a new centre of consciousness and it is another one of us.

We find ourselves not awareness only, but bodies also, and perhaps other things besides - whatever we are, it is certainly complex. And we inherit a going concern. We know nothing about any of it until after it is well under way, by which time we are already a particular person, born a while back to two other persons embedded in particular circumstances; and everything that has happened to us since then constitutes what is already a life; and already we are partially-formed personalities. Everything about the situation is specific in the highest degree, a fate, a destiny, already in full swing when it is imposed on us, so that we ourselves are a fait accompli with which we are presented."

Bryan Magee, Clouds of Glory.
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Re: Good quotes

Post08 Jun 2020

Paraphrased rather than quoted, I think.
"In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefits of the bureaucracy itself always get in control and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely'."

- Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy

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