“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are made for."

"What if, some day or night, a demon were to steal into your loneliest loneliness and say unto you: This life as you now live it, and have lived it, you must live once more and enumerable times more and there will be nothing new in it. But every pain and every joy and every thought and sigh and everything unutterably small or great in your life will return to you, all in the same sequence and succession. The eternal hourglass of existence is turned upside down again and again and you with it, speck of dust! Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a terrific moment when you would have answered him: you are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.” - Nietzsche Concept - Eternal Recurrence

”Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer. Religion

”A man cannot serve two masters: so it is either reason or the scriptures.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer. Religion

”One should use common words to say uncommon things.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer. Brevity, accessible language.

“A man is never happy, but spends his whole life in striving after something that he thinks will make him so; he seldom attains his goal, and when he does, it is only to be disappointed; he is mostly shipwrecked in the end, and comes into harbour with mast and rigging gone. And then, it is all one whether he is happy or miserable; for his life was never anything more than a present moment always vanishing; and now it is over.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism: The Essays

⭐ “Let go or be dragged”

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

“The past haunts the present. Your bedroom floor doesn’t stop being dirty just coz you stopped dropping food all over the carpet. Creating equality is like staying clean: it takes work. And it’s always a work in progress.” ― Nicky Case, Parable of the Polygons

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ― Usually attributed to Juvenal’s Satires