Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

At the Edge of Contemplation

Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

At the Edge of Contemplation

Article excerpt

"There is no worse neurosis than that which derives from a consciousness of guilt and an inability to reform." Anthony Burgess, "Is America falling apart?"

"Do not rely completely on any other human being...We meet all life's greatest tests alone." Agnes Macphail

"The longest journey is the journey inward." Dag Hammarskjold

"Do not belong so wholly to others that you do not belong to yourself." Baltasar Gracian

"Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there." Mohandas Gandhi

"Dying is a very dull and dreary affair and my advice to you is to have nothing to do with it." Somerset Maugham

"Modem man thinks he loses something-time-when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains-except kill it." Erich Fromm

"An ocean without its unnamed monsters would be like a completely dreamless sleep." John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez

"Most men spend the first half of their lives making the last half miserable." Jean de La Bruyere

"Nothing is really work unless you'd rather be doing something else." James M. Barrie

Definitions by Ambrose Bierce, From the Devil's Dictionary:

Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel. …

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