Aphorisms: The Burning Block No.7 - I

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From The Burning Block No.7

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It is foolish to desire to read minds if one can't even read actions.

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The very act of destruction is proof of what is essential. Otherwise, destruction would have no meaning. Yet, it is not so much destruction which perturbs us, but rather, incomplete destruction.

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Metaphysics serve as a great economizing force where it concerns collective conviction. The wise hide the true nature of these convictions behind their metaphysical explanation precisely so that these same convictions may endure the misunderstandings which always arise in those who possess very little intuitive faculty with which to approach them.

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Metaphysics is the poetization of the scientific method.

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Among nature's greatest crimes is its propensity to give the uninteresting a loud enough voice to speak over the interesting.

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I relish those pairs of antonyms which comprise two words which, in execution can be mistaken for one another, for instance, obscurantism and profundity. It is these pairs which reveal the esoteric truth of all communication; that communication fundamentally conceals more than it expresses.

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One need not be afraid of failure. One should only mind one's failure when one's successes are little better.