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Acta Diurna

in cogitatione defixus

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The Supplement To The Treasure-House of Pearls
19 December 1972
I Am That I Am.

Myers-Briggs: ENTJ

fructu non folis arborem aestima

YIM: Frater117

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. - Cicero

Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. - Ovid

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him. - Cicero

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But when, after observation and analysis, you find anything that agrees with reason, and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

Liber AL II 32: Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown;

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