On Common Sense

Diego. On a Tractor

The words and thoughts of Voltaire concerning Common Sense.

Inconsistencies and Contradictions


If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last! Jonathan Swift But would he recognize and admit the inconsistencies and contradictions? Swift wrote in a time before social […]

The Aphorism Project

Words and Worlds

Bits of wisdom. And puzzles. I savor aphorisms. I roll them through my mind, try and discover situations and scenarios where they fit, and raise them as a mirror for my own hypocrisies and biases. As a kid, I spent countless hours studying the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Short, quippy sayings from the Old […]