All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-George Bernard Shaw
Pessimism never won any battle.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
nihilism: an extreme form of skepticism; nothingness; nonexistence; an approach to philosophy that holds that human…
An Irish Airman Forsees His Death
I know that I shall meet my fate Somewhere among the clouds above; Those that I fight I do not hate, Those that I guard I do not love; My county is Kiltartan Cross, My countrymen Kiltartan's poor, No likely end could bring them loss Or leave them happier than…
I'm glad it's Friday - it's been a busy week. It was the penultimate week of classes, so there were loose ends to tie-up. My three thesis students defended (and passed). I had planning meetings regarding the next year or two of my teaching and scholarship, and also talked about Hume to the oldest…