When danger is greatest.— It is rare to break one’s leg when in the course of life one is toiling upwards—it happens much more often when one starts to take things easy and to choose the east paths.
Friedrich Nietzsche
More life may trickle out of men through thought than through a gaping wound.
Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928
A hypothesis is… the obligatory starting point of all experimental reasoning. Without it no investigation would be possible, and one would learn nothing: one could only pile up barren observations. To experiment without a preconceived idea is to wonder aimlessly.
Claude Bernard
Either one does not dream, or one does so interestingly. One should learn to spend one’s waking life in the same way: not at all, or interestingly.
Friedrich Nietzche, The Gay Science
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Alas, men of leisure become slaves to inner feelings of dissatisfaction and interests over which they have little control. The freer Nero’s time, the more compelled he felt to compensate for the lost time in filling gaps in his natural interests, things that he wanted to know a bit deeper. And, as he discovered, the worst thing one can do to feel one knows things a bit deeper is to try and go into them a bit deeper. *The sea gets deeper as you go further into it*, according to a Venetian proverb.

Curiosity is antifragile, like an addiction, and is magnified by attempts to satisfy it - books have a secret mission and ability to multiply, as everyone who has wall-to-wall bookshelves knows well.

Nassim Taleb, Antifragile
You love the accidental. A smile from a pretty girl in an interesting situation, a stolen glance, that is what you are hunting for, that is a motif for your aimless fantasy. You who always pride yourself on being an observateur must, in return, put up with becoming an object of observation. Ah, you are a strange fellow, one moment a child, the next an old man; one moment you are thinking most earnestly about the most important scholarly problems, how you will devote your life to them, and the next you are a lovesick fool.
Søren Kierkegaard, from Either/Or (via violentwavesofemotion)

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A man is morally free when … He judges the world, and judges other men, with compromising sincerity.
George Santayana
Paul Graham and Robert Greene, just keeps getting better and better

Paul Graham and Robert Greene, just keeps getting better and better

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