Category Archives: Aphorism

THE TERMS OF THE ACTION

Words are the materiel of the mind and the swords of the soul.
Yet let the Wise-Man beware. Only the simple-minded fool and the utterly naive wordsmith could ever assume mere words must shape the world to high outcomes.
A good and proper word is a sharp blade in the hands of a capable and clever man, but action is the arm that wields such a weapon.

 

from Human Effort

YOUR WOUNDS AND WEAKNESSES

Do not let your wounds and weaknesses long colour your capabilities and capacities.

from Human Effort

 

CONCEIT AND COWARDICE

Most modern people spend their entire lives terrified of being seriously hurt and eventually killed. But once you realize that at some point (if not often) you will certainly be seriously hurt, and that one day, without fail, you will eventually be killed (by something or someone), then being terrified is a rather ridiculous conceit. Not to mention an extremely cowardly one.

from Lessons Learned

HESIOD, ON STRIFE

He was right you know. Very, very Right.

So, after all, there was not one kind of Strife alone, but all over the earth there are two. As for the one, a man would praise her when he came to understand her; but the other is blameworthy: and they are wholly different in nature. For one fosters evil war and battle, being cruel: [15] her no man loves; but perforce, through the will of the deathless gods, men pay harsh Strife her honor due. But the other is the elder daughter of dark Night, and the son of Cronos who sits above and dwells in the aether, set her in the roots of the earth: and she is far kinder to men. [20] She stirs up even the shiftless to toil; for a man grows eager to work when he considers his neighbor, a rich man who hastens to plough and plant and put his house in good order; and neighbor vies with his neighbor as he hurries after wealth. This Strife is wholesome for men. [25] And potter is angry with potter, and craftsman with craftsman, and beggar is jealous of beggar, and minstrel of minstrel. Perses, lay up these things in your heart, and do not let that Strife who delights in mischief hold your heart back from work, while you peep and peer and listen to the wrangles of the court-house. [30] Little concern has he with quarrels and courts who has not a year’s victuals laid up betimes, even that which the earth bears, Demeter’s grain. When you have got plenty of that, you can raise disputes and strive to get another’s goods. But you shall have no second chance [35] to deal so again: nay, let us settle our dispute here with true judgement which is of Zeus and is perfect. For we had already divided our inheritance, but you seized the greater share and carried it off, greatly swelling the glory of our bribe-swallowing lords who love to judge such a cause as this. [40] Fools! They know not how much more the half is than the whole, nor what great advantage there is in mallow and asphodel.

FAR MORE IMPORTANT from HUMAN EFFORT

It is far more important to be interested in the state of another man’s soul than in his societal station. And it is far, far more important for a man to be interested in his own True Nature than in his political one.

THE SURE SIGN from LESSONS LEARNED

“The sure sign of the degenerate and enfeebled personality is that it is always far more concerned with how it is described by others than in how it actually behaves in itself.”

THE ASH-FIRE from POLITICAL CAUSE

The Hammer of Truth has always been a far harder and far hotter forge-tool than the soft language of lies. But it is the soft language of lies that is the cold black ash-fire which so thoroughly melts and molds the timid hearts of modern men.

 

WITHOUT GOD from DIVINE SOPHIA

Without God man is a complete cipher, endless in his ambitions, but with only one aim –

himself.

WHEN MEN HESITATE – FROM HUMAN EFFORT

When men are hesitant to overthrow Hell then Hell is the very first to know and the very last to fear.

THE WISE CIVILIZATION from POLITICAL CAUSE

The Wise Civilization is that civilization that first admits to itself that not all men are civilized, and far more importantly, admits to itself that not all men even desire to be civilized.

THE GREATEST WORKS OF MAN, AND THE LOWEST

My wife was running a blood drive yesterday and so I went to donate. While waiting in line to give blood these thoughts occurred to me:

“I consider Saintliness, Heroism, and Genius the Highest and Greatest Works of Man.

I consider crime, tyranny, and terrorism the lowest and most degenerate works of man.

I consider Truth, Justice, Courage, and Love the Greatest and Most Admirable of all the Virtues.

I consider deceit, injustice, cowardice, and apathy the most corrupting and pathetic of all the vices.”

CIRCUMCISE YOUR HEART AND THERE WILL BE JUSTICE FOR ALL

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your own well-being?

Indeed heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the Lord your God, also the earth with all that is in it.  The Lord delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.

Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer.

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing…”

DECEPTION from POLITICAL CAUSE

Intelligence and Wisdom rely upon clever and well-crafted speech every bit as much as deception does. It’s just that deception usually has a far more eager and willing audience.

It is not that the tongue of the deceiver is so much more skillful than the Speaker of Truth, it is that the ear and mind of the fool is ever more anxious and enthusiastic in consuming the lie.

REPUGNANT AND REPELLENT from HUMAN EFFORT

The older I get the less able I am to tolerate the casual and thoughtless evils of this world. The pathetic, effeminate, and passive acceptance and condoning of these needless evils by so many of my fellow men I find even more repugnant and repellent.

LOOK from DIVINE SOPHIA

Man looks at God through a telescope, God looks at man through a microscope.

TO CONQUER, NOT TO SUBSIDIZE from HUMAN EFFORT

If I had a weakness (and I have weaknesses) I would not say to myself, “Let me indulge this weakness of mine,” but rather I would say, “Let me find the way to conquer this weakness.”

And if I knew another man who had a weakness I would not say to him, “Let us gather together and commiserate upon your weakness, in order to advance, indulge, or subsidize it,” but rather I would say, “Let us analyze and reflect upon your weakness, and then discover the method by which it may be conquered and brought under your control so that you no longer suffer this problem.

Human weakness is a part of human nature, but the willful indulgence of human weakness is an unnatural and corrupting choice of self-degeneration.

No True Man willingly indulges his own faults and weaknesses. Every man should seek to conquer and eliminate his own such faults and weaknesses.

The trouble with modern man therefore is not that he is by nature  weaker than any other type of man to ever walk upon the face of the Earth, but rather that by unnatural and unwise choice he chooses to be so.

TOTALLY INSANE from POLITICAL CAUSE

Why people are so cravenly afraid of words and pictures nowadays and yet so totally unafraid of their own behavior I have no idea but it only goes to show how effeminate, insane, and totally undisciplined they are.

THE THREE MEN OF THE WEST: WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU?

THE THREE MEN OF THE WEST

(from Divine Sophia)

 

There are three types of men in the West; the suicidal, the saboteur, and the Strong.

The suicidal man is effeminate and naïve. He knows nothing of history and even less of human nature. He is entirely and ignorantly self-absorbed. Without realizing it, or to be more accurate, without wanting to realize it, he is the nevertheless the stubborn and reckless instrument of the suicide of his own civilization.

The saboteur is crafty and destructive. He is an eager and willing accomplice of the Enemy. He has a fanatical view of history and a perverted view of human nature. He is entirely under the will of those who drive him. In full recognition of his aims he is the instrument of sabotage against all around him.

The Strong Man of the West is observant and determined. He is unimpressed by the effeminacy of the suicidal man and he is fully prepared to meet and thwart the craft and guile of the internal saboteur. He is the Champion of the Ideals of the Christian West, Defender of the weak and innocent, and Soldier of what is best and right. He has a pragmatic and realistic view of human nature. He is the Agent of his own will; he is the Ambassador of Higher Things, he is at peace and liberty with himself, but the implacable and relentless foe of evil, injustice, oppression, slavery, tyranny, and murderous fanaticism. He is the instrument of the Preservation and Salvation of the West.

When the first two (the effeminate suicidal man and the subversive saboteur) significantly outnumber the Strong Man then the West will falter, it may even entirely fail and be destroyed. The West is only as strong as her Strongest Men.

However, when the Strong Man is truly strong, not just in speech but also in action (for action has always been the historical and true key to real strength), when there is at least one Strong Man for every one of the other two kinds of “men,” then the West will not and cannot falter and fall.

The question therefore is as it has always been: What Kind of Man are you?

IF MAN from DIVINE SOPHIA

If man is mortal then all his works are meaningless – to himself and to the world, for he is forever a dead thing to both the very moment he draws his last breath, but if man is immortal then all his Works are as everlasting as he.

KEEPING SCORE from DIVINE SOPHIA

It is neither the desire nor the duty of God to condemn man, but to elevate man, and to save man from himself. Man does an excellent job of self-condemnation and needs no help from God on that score.

TO LISTEN from DIVINE SOPHIA

If you will not listen to Wisdom then it is always too late. The moment you begin listening to Wisdom it is never too late.

THE POINT OF LIFE

The point of life is to have fun, and to be a source of enjoyment to others

The point of life is to be absolutely fearless and entirely unafraid

The point of life is to be Heroic and undaunted in personal action

The point of life is to defend and protect the innocent and the helpless and to do Justice

The point of life is to stoically endure personal hardship, to overcome whatever challenges you may face, and to strive to make the world a better place while becoming better and stronger through your suffering and persistence

The point of life is to reduce or beneficially transform the suffering of others

The point of life is to be as independent and self-reliant as possible, while understanding humbly that I am still just one man and limited in capability – and to encourage others to become ever more independent and self-reliant while also empathetically understanding that they too are limited and will sometimes require my aid and assistance

The point of life is to be a true and loyal Friend who brings encouragement and happiness to others

The point of life is to treat all men equally, judging them based upon their actual behavior and conduct, not upon their mere appearances or background

The point of life is to make men Free

The point of life is to assist others in becoming Great and True

The point of life is to pursue Higher and More Permanent Things, not lesser things and petty things

The point of life is to suppress evil, sin, and wrongdoing, both in yourself and in others, and if necessary to destroy evil men and evil things before they may do others harm

The point of life is to do and promote the Good, and to persuade others of the true value of the Good

The point of life is to be a Good Steward of your own money and resources, to grow and invest that money and those resources in noble and worthwhile causes, and to be a Good Steward of the Earth

The point of life is to experiment and explore, and thereby to comprehend and to understand

The point of life is to carefully study and to truly know

The point of life is to build, create, and invent Great Things

The point of life is to be successful at and in the Great Works of your life

The point of life is to be generous to others, to be charitable in giving, and to be philanthropic in your activities

The point of life is to be a Genius in Mind and Psyche, and to make Great and Important Discoveries that will be of benefit to all

The point of life is to be a Polymath and a Renaissance Man, fully developing and using all of my God-given talents and capabilities to the best of my ability, given as much time as I have in this short life

The point of life is to do honor to my ancestors and to exceed and supersede them in all of my accomplishments, and to make a way for my descendants to exceed and supersede me in all of their accomplishments

The point of life is to be a Good Husband and an Excellent Father, and to leave a High Legacy for my Wife, my Children, and all of my descendants

The point of life is to Love Well, and fully, and to see the people and things you love triumph

The point of life is to Serve well at all times, and to lead truly when necessary

The point of life is to be Wise

The point of life is to consider myself less important than others and to sacrifice myself whenever necessary for their real benefit

The point of life is to be Saintly and Virtuous in conduct, and to become a Martyr in both Life and Death

The point of Life is to champion the Nature of Christ in both myself and in others, and to spread the Gospel both overtly and covertly in this world

The point of life is to be a Child of God and a True Friend of God – the kind of Friend to God that he most enjoys the company of

The point of life is for me to die and to go on to explore Other and far Better Worlds

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I know all of these things to be True, none to be contradictory to the others, and at one point or another in this life, each to be the most important thing…

THERE ARE A LOT OF MODERN PEOPLE from HUMAN EFFORT

There are an awful lot of modern people who don’t ever want to be truly happy about anything. But they do want to be perpetually angry about nothing.

IF MAN from HUMAN EFFORT

I suspect that if Man were only half the thing he could and should be he would still be twice the thing he is now.

THE PEOPLE – from POLITICAL CAUSE

The people must be spoken to as if they were a person, for without

the Person there is no People.