Category Archives: Literature

On Life

Life, and the world, or whatever we call that which we are and feel, is an astonishing thing. The mist of familiarity obscures from us the wonder of our being. We are struck with admiration at some of its transient … Continue reading

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An Adventure

Tochter aus Elysium, wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder, was die Mode streng geteilt: alle Menschen werden Brüder, wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt. —  Joy, beautiful spark of the gods, Daughter of Elysium, Touched with fire, … Continue reading

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The Analls of Time

The analls of time provide an individual with the only true insurance against insurrection. Neither political stability nor wealth, though they both may be contemporaneously present, provides the other a guarantee of preservation. Wisdom, whose upkeep is free, works to preserve both. “Commerce … Continue reading

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