“When another blames you or hates you, or people voice similar criticisms, go to their souls, penetrate inside and see what sort of people they are. You will realize that there is no need to be racked with anxiety that they should hold any particular opinion about you.” Marcus Arelius
“When someone gives you free food and a place to stay, even if they do it out of kindness as I’m doing right now, sooner or later they’ll cut your balls off. Remember that.”Adaptive Curmudgeon Adaptive Curmudgeon. Read it.
"Why should a British guy have to come to America and explain your presidents to the ignoramuses on the street when they've been put through public education, at considerable cost to this country, and with so little effect? It's the same with the slavery question. You hear people saying things like we've never addressed the … Continue reading Monday Quote
"The politician creates a powerful, huge, heavy, and unstoppable Monster Truck of a government," P.J. O'Rourke writes in his new book, How the Hell Did This Happen? (Atlantic Monthly Press). "Then supporters of that politician become shocked and weepy when another politician, whom they detest, gets behind the wheel, turns the truck around, and runs them over."
https://adaptivecurmudgeon.com/2020/11/02/in-the-homestretch/ Read the whole thing "There’s no surprise in anything that’s happened. The calendar has always had November 3rd marked as the date of a catharsis for the hysterics. It is, was, and always will be, the crescendo of stress.... In 24 hours the situation will be obvious. We’ll be pretty sure where things are … Continue reading What he said.
“However, one thing that grave illness does is to make you examine familiar principles and seemingly reliable sayings. And there’s one that I find I am not saying with quite the same conviction as I once used to: In particular, I have slightly stopped issuing the announcement that ‘Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.’” … Continue reading Monday: Quote of the Week
"Do not deprive me from my suffering and my pain, for negative consequences must follow if I hope to learn from the crimes I committed against myself. Let me wander in this blizzard, I know I shall survive and become a better man. No one is coming to save me and that is a blessing." … Continue reading Monday: Quote of the Week