31st July 2020

Mense Autem Lunares

I

We accept the lash because the alternative is too painful.

II

It is always easier to do the wrong thing.

III

Water does not define a river; only the banks guide its path.

IV

A word once spoken aloud cannot be unheard.

V

Silence is the sound of acceptance.

VI

Life is a search for perfection. Once found, there is no further purpose in life.

VII

Listen to your elders and then do the things they forgot to say.

VIII

Be responsible for everything and you will be guilty of nothing.

IX

Treat each moment as you last, and your time will be well spent.

X

Everything tastes good to the starving. Do not get too comfortable.

XI

 Listen to the beat of your heart. That is what defines your existence.

 XII

 If you cannot love a clod of earth you cannot love.

XIII

All humans are equally stupid, and their partners listen with due deference.

XIV

Obey something and you will flourish. Obey nothing and you will wither.

XV

Religion attracts the gullible. Atheism attracts the self-righteous. Agnosticism attracts the unimaginative.

XVI

True evil is the lack of empathy.

XVII

When climbing the mountain, do not bother to carry a flag. Celebrate when you can touch the sky.

XVIII

Questions do not require answers. Answers do require questions.

XIX

The shortest distance between two objects often misses the point.

XX

Time begins in the past, travels through the present and reaches the future. The past and the future are beyond our control.

XXI

You cannot see close up through a telescope.

XXII

Hunger in the body makes you slow, hunger in the mind makes you fast.

XXIII

Alcohol is the product of decomposition. Decomposition is the product of death.

XXIV

A good teacher learns from their pupils. A good student instructs the teacher.

XXV

Listen with your ears first and your incredulity second.

XXVI

If something seems too good to be true, then it is probably false.

XXVII

The point of alchemy is not the making of gold, it is the understanding of the precious.

 XXVIII

To become legend, you must first create. Once that is accomplished, you must embrace, utterly.

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