Charles Alvis


“Experts in ancient Greek culture say that people back then didn't see their thoughts as belonging to them. When ancient Greeks had a thought, it occurred to them as a god or goddess giving an order. Apollo was telling them to be brave. Athena was telling them to fall in love. Now people hear a commercial for sour cream potato chips and rush out to buy, but now they call this free will. At least the ancient Greeks were being honest.” ― Chuck Palahniuk Work hard and good things will happen to you. - What I tell my my kid all the time Respect all that breathes. 'What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal". - Albert Pine "Mathematics is the gate and key of the sciences. . . .Neglect of mathematics works injury to all knowledge, since he who is ignorant of it cannot know the other sciences or the things of this world. And what is worse, men who are thus ignorant are unable to perceive their own ignorance and so do not seek a remedy." Roger Bacon (Opus Majus, bk. 1, ch. 4)" "Education is Man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty." -- Kenneth G. Johnson "Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance." -- Will Durant “Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.” -- Daniel Boorstin "The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know." -- William R. Inge No single culture has a monopoly on virtue, truth, contentment, happiness, and wisdom. Therefore as humans we have the innate instinctive obligation to learn from others even if our skin shades differ. If we don't then a veil of ignorance will surround us. “If you bring forth what is inside you, what you bring forth will save you. If you don’t bring forth what is inside you, what you don’t bring forth willl destroy you.” (from the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas) Ask not of things to shed their veils. Unveil yourselves, and things will be unveiled. - Mikhail Naimy, The Book Of Mirdad

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