"The crowd likes best what sells in the market-place
And loud-mouthed force alone wins a slave's respect.
In gods and godhead only he can
Truly believe who himself is godlike."
"our reality is self-similar across scales. It is fractal in nature. It is holographic."
"Heed these words, you who wish to probe the depths of nature. If you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither will you find it outside of yourself. If you ignore the wonders of your own house, how do you expect to find other wonders. In you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Know thyself and you will know the universe and the gods." (my italics)
"A sign is needed, Nothing else, plain and simple, so that sun and moon may be borne in mind, inseparable." - HölderlinPassio states that once your crown chakra is open, you can no longer be the object of control and manipulation or, as Heidegger phrases it in his Contributions to Philosophy (in the section entitled 'the future ones' or, in the earlier translation, 'the ones to come'), '[cannot] be subjected to calculation and compulsion' due to standing in 'sovereign', i.e. 'genuine' knowledge.
"as long as we abide in partial darkness, we shall continue to be conquered."In other words, only a true, human-wide evolution toward cosmic consciousness would be able to deliver us from the clutches of dominators and start the process of healing the planet and alleviating human plight. Short of that, we will continue to be condemned to 'the veil of tears' that has characterised the human condition as a whole for millennia.
"To head toward a star - this only."Perhaps Martin Heidegger's philosophy is a philosophy aimed primarily at other thinkers or would-be thinkers, which would explain how he came to influence so many intellectuals of the twentieth century and has somewhat become a 'philosopher's philosopher'.
"What you hate in others, dear reader, is often your own nature reflected in them."The question is: your higher or your lower nature? Do you hate someone, in your heart of hearts, because they're vile or because they're noble, because they are bad or because they are good, because they're immoral or because they're moral - in short, because they trouble your good or your bad conscience?
"The three most powerful words in the English language are: I was wrong." - Mark Passio
"Upside down world. - One criticises a thinker more severely when he advances a proposition we find unpleasing; and yet it would be more reasonable to do so when the proposition pleases us." - NietzscheIn a YouTube video on French philosopher Jacques Derrida, the point was made that deconstruction in its original sense, which that philosopher popularised as a (methodological) concept among educated circles but owed to German thinker Martin Heidegger, is not so much about demolishing or showing the inadequacy of a view or phenomenon we don't like by, say, bringing its contradictions or even its immorality to light, but taking a look at the inadequacies and hypocrisies present in one's own preferred worldview, habits and drives.
"There is a streak of sadism in most human beings." - Manly P. Hall
"Cruelty belongs to the most ancient festive joys of mankind." - NietzscheYouTube educator Philosophy Tube enlightened me as to a definition of ideology not based on the word form - the (axiomatic) logic of an idea (taken up in my Ideology and Mathematics) - but on its human expression.
"I have suffered therefore I shall make others suffer"is a modus operandi for many embittered people in positions of petty power (see Culture of Fear in the Workplace.]
"In the beginning was the deed." - GoetheIn addition it is all too easy and all too seductive to give up on morality and right and wrong altogether because one has taken stock of the cruelty present in the human soul and uses that as an excuse for acting immorally, claiming that it's somehow 'in our nature' to act badly (which is the nonsense put forward by the stupid document The Protocols of the Elders of Zion).
"Truth is not necessarily the opposite of error but, in the basic cases, only the relation of different errors to each other." - Nietzsche(1) The Warfare of Standpoints
"politics is the continuation of war by other means."Of course a great deal hinges on how one understands the word 'politics' and it is obvious that war in this quote means strife, particularly, in the online context, of a verbal kind (see Twitter as Word Warfare), rather than outright armed forces physically at each other's throats.
"Truth is the kind of error without which a certain species of life could not live."As he said, 'the value for life ultimately decides' and truth defined as that which makes meaning possible certainly has 'value' for life (see Lathoron, A Philosophical Dialogue, Truth: Six Aphorisms by Nietzsche, Truthfulness and Money, Two Contemporary Definitions of Truth, Emotional Discomfort and Truth).
"it is not the consciousness of men that determines their social existence but their social existence that determines their consciousness."Yet it could be, contra Marx, that both are true, that our sensibility, however acquired, genetically or environmentally, comes to determine our place or role in the social system as well as our place or role in the social system influencing the way we think, feel and act, which is to say our consciousness.
"The values that pass judgement are the only values left", a philosophical position that would seem to support refraining from making value judgements, possibly in favour of an ethos of understanding. The aforementioned Hall himself wrote that 'to understand is to forgive' and there is no doubt that judgements - which can never be in possession of all the facts since no one is God (apart maybe from the surveillance state and the corporate information-industrial complex - see God as Leviathan - the State as False God) - are unfair practically by definition. However, it could be retorted that some judgements are necessary, even though partially and necessarily unfair.