A quote to brighten up your Monday!

by SweetBabyCheezits 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • SweetBabyCheezits

    "Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die.

    One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened." -Nietzsche

    Have a great Monday!

  • SweetBabyCheezits
  • talesin

    "Nothing is more real than nothing." ~ Samuel Beckett

    (just started a book yesterday Irrational Man, A Study in Existential Philosophy, fits right in with yr subject matter)

    and I've said it before ....

    "The exaltation of the human intellect is our greatest conceit." ~ Me (to paraphrase Nietzsche)


  • punkofnice

    Ol' Nietzsche knows how to cheer you up doesn't he.

    Here's my monday thought -

    I wouldn't say the house was damp but the kids went to bed with a periscope.

    I wouldn't say the house was damp but we put shark repellant down.

  • hotspur

    Maybe if Nietzsche had written on a Tuesday it would've been a bit more upbeat!

  • cantleave

    He forgot that the Universe was put here by God for Humans to enjoy (it makes you wonder why he made it so F'ing big?).

  • Vanderhoven7

    Thought this was cute.

  • NomadSoul

    "Where are we? Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a hum-drum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." - Carl Sagan

  • zoiks

    SBC - How dare you make me feel less than mind-blowingly important on a Monday morning?

    Damn you, sir.

  • sizemik

    Our spacial insignificance is matched by our arrogant view of time. In both instances we see all we will ever see, through a pinprick.

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