“The stories we tell ourselves about our history don’t just shape our past. They shape our future as well.”
– Neil Oliver
The closing line of https://www.aleratv.com/video/22202
View the full set of “A History of Scotland” episodes here: https://www.aleratv.com/search?keyword=A%20history%20of%20scotland&search=videos
Note: I’ve only been able to access these videos using the Safari browser, something related to Flash.
“The darker the night, the brighter the stars…” (full quote)
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Astonishment is the root of philosophy.”
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.”
“a new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
– Max Planck
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
– Arnold Toynbee
If that is the case, then I request of the universe: three men.
Maybe now I’ll get one?
I recognize that is not the significance of this quote, but how could I resist?