“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” -- Marcus Aurelius

 September 08,2022 05:25 : permalink

"Were I not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes" -- Alexander the Great

"Were I not Diogenes, I should wish to be Diogenes" -- Diogenes' reply to Alexander

 July 03,2022 08:57 : permalink

"There are three signs of senility. The first sign is that a man forgets his theorems. The second sign is that he forgets to zip up. The third sign is that he forgets to zip down." -- Paul Erdos

 June 21,2022 19:45 : permalink

"If you're going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill

 May 10,2022 07:37 : permalink

It's my birthday and all I got was covid :(

 May 05,2022 09:05 : permalink

Nobody wants to hire anymore.

 April 26,2022 12:05 : permalink

I learned all 50 states and their capitals!

 April 15,2022 00:00 : permalink

I had a job interview scheduled yesterday and the manager/interviewer wasn't there. A sign on their door said they were closing early at 7:00pm due to staff shortages.

 April 02,2022 16:05 : permalink

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” -- Martin Luther King Jr.

 January 17,2022 10:07 : permalink

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it." -- Mark Twain

edit: Actual quote is "Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born–a hundred million years–and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together." Found here

 December 10,2021 01:53 : permalink

How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?

Charles Bukowski, Factotum

 December 07,2021 06:14 : permalink

The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, "If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils."

Said Diogenes, "Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king."

 December 03,2021 00:00 : permalink

My 3 year old son learned the Greek alphabet. It was impressive at first, but now it just sounds like he's naming covid variants.

 November 29,2021 14:51 : permalink

"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one." -- Marcus Aurelius

 November 21,2021 09:35 : permalink