The principle of James.
There is no greater lie than an incorrectly interpreted truth.
The lemma of an Irishman.
Faith is the conviction that everything that you know is really not the case at all.
Oscar Wilde about man and God.
God creating man, slightly overestimated his abilities.
Werner Heisenberg’s law.
There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.
Observation of Russell.
The essence of philosophy is this: start with something so simple that it seems unworthy of formulation, and end up with something so paradoxical that no one is ready to believe it.
It is not true that life is one fucking abomination after another; in fact it is one continuous devilish abomination, which all drags on and stretches.
Traditionalists are pessimists for the future and optimists for the past.
Observation of the old gatekeeper.
There are very few who reach the average level.
The Council of Burr.
When on the road you will meet (once) a fork, do not drive past.
(In English, the word “fork” means both “(table) fork” and “(road) fork”.
Lemma of Dick.
That you are paranoid does not in itself mean that they have
If you sit long enough at the master’s feet, they will surely start to smell.
The only true freedom is freedom from the need to make choices.
Einstein about life
1. Reality is just an illusion, although very persistent.
2. Imagination is more important than knowledge
3. The only truly valuable thing is intuition
4. Everything should become as simple as possible, but not simpler
5. Common sense is a set of prejudices acquired by the age of eighteen.
6. Universal gravitation is not responsible for the fact that people fall into each other’s arms.
The first Santayana law.
Common sense is insanity for which good application has been found.
If you get to the very end of your rope, tie the knot and hold on as hard as you can.
The Law of Evolution by Arthur Clark.
It is still necessary to prove that the intellect has some value from the point of view of survival.