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By Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D

This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is accessible 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 note is by way of as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a brief essay. As a collection, 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 pondering and human morality. In 152 pages equipped alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed via evocative phrases. each one be aware is by means of as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a quick essay. As a suite, they hide an exceptionally large diversity of themes. In his look for genuine verities and real humanity, he is taking the reader on an laborious thought-provoking voyage throughout the depths of the brain. this sort of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened by means of conventional demeanour and terminology, is usually baffling, often of depression personality, yet mainly attention-grabbing and encouraging

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GENEROSITY To find fault in our heart is easy; to find generosity in it is difficult. Generosity in the hands of the cunning is a weapon, not a virtue. GENIUS True genius is a servant of his cause, not its exploiter. Genius is no part of madness, but madmen may have genius. GIFTS He who gives too much belittles the recipient. GLORY Who pants after fame will sooner or later run out of breath. The sweet smell of military victory has, like all perfumes, a very putrid matter as base. The difference between gangsterism and imperialism is mainly in scale.

I often wish the Christians would follow suit, as never was a word more misused in writing and speaking than the name of the Lord. 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.

A new science is yet to come: the search for the worlds beyond our garland of galaxies. ATHEISM I hope for God’s sake that He has not left Himself with man alone but has in other spheres better sons. God does not shun reason but evades the smart-aleck. To be of no God and rely on clever opinions is like having many acquaintances and no friend. ATHEISTS Are like the savage on an island who tells his family there is nothing beyond this rock but water and wind. One can live like that and die like that.

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