By Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D
This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is available as an try to outline the borderlines of human pondering and human morality. In 152 pages equipped alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed by way of evocative phrases. each one notice is by means of as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a brief essay. As a collection, they conceal a very wide variety of subject matters. In his look for actual verities and real humanity, he's taking the reader on an laborious thought-provoking voyage during the depths of the brain. this sort of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened through conventional demeanour and terminology, is usually baffling, usually of depression personality, yet usually attention-grabbing and inspiring. Read more...
summary: This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is accessible as an try and outline the borderlines of human considering and human morality. In 152 pages prepared alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed by means of evocative phrases. each one note is via as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and sometimes a quick essay. As a set, they conceal a very extensive variety of subject matters. In his look for actual verities and precise humanity, he is taking the reader on an hard thought-provoking voyage during the depths of the brain. this sort of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened by means of conventional demeanour and terminology, is typically baffling, often of depression personality, yet normally interesting and encouraging
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How can it be otherwise in a society in which the teachers have not yet learned that youth raised in ambition, self-assertion and competitive avarice will not grow into charitable adulthood. And if some think that they can beat more knowledge into youth by the scourge of the contest than by mere teaching, I would say that an ounce of human kindness is worth a ton of so-called knowledge. It isn’t that you need the scourge to train the youth, just as it isn’t the whip you need to keep man at work.
Runes A ABHORRENCE The crime they abhor in generations gone, they overlook in their own, because its commission is veiled by a camouflage of contemporary civilization. ABILITY Is measured not by the greatness of the talent but by the purpose for which it is employed. ABNORMAL All great ideas and all great actors on the stage of history were abnormal. Was Beethoven normal? Or Michelangelo? Da Vinci, Socrates, or Mohammed? They all went off the norm, driving themselves incessantly for what they thought was vital and essential.
If modern man understands the Ways of the Lord, then the Master is in a bad way. The small mind envisions a smallish God and then denies Him. One has to be a big man to see God in His glory, a very big man indeed. The Hebrews have no name for Him, the Moslems have a hundred. Both suggest the same thing, that there are concepts as well as emotions that can be communicated only allegorically. God is poor company for those who don’t speak His language. God moves in deepest silence over the sands, the oceans and the sod.
A dictionary of thought by Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D