"Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces.
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— John Ruskin

"The opinion of ten thousand men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."

— Marcus Aurelius

(Source: moralanarchism)

"Our life is what our thoughts make it."

— Marcus Aurelius 

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"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."

— Marcus Aurelius

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"If someone can prove me wrong and show me my mistake in any thought or action, I shall gladly change. I seek the truth, which never harmed anyone: the harm is to persist in one’s own self-deception and ignorance."

— Marcus Aurelius

(Source: moralanarchism)

"Our aim is spiritual progress. We strive to be our best selves. This is how happiness is won."

— The Art of Living by Epictetus (trans. Sharon Lebell)

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"Be selective about whom you take on as friends, colleagues, and neighbors. All of these people can affect your destiny. The world is full of agreeable and talented folk. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."

— The Art of Living by Epictetus (trans. Sharon Lebell)

(Source: ludimagister)

"Never depend on the admiration of others. There is no strength in it. Personal merit cannot be derived from an external source."

Epictetus

Duckduckgo tracks you

This search engine claims that “Google tracks you we don’t” but in fact it seems to track even more. Moreover the owner(Gabriel Weinberg) is a millionaire, it sets one thinking…And where did he get money for the advertising campaign?While those who really work for privacy ask for donations. And it gets a lot of promotion on various web sites as an “alternative” to Google.

Real alternatives are https://stratpage.com and https://ixquick.com/

Here is a link on the article where a person who analyses this search engine that it is not anonymous at all. http://www.alexanderhanff.com/duckduckgone

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"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it."

Tolstoy, A Confession (via zaffrefox)