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Mason Cooley Said

Civilization creates discontents; barbarism creates quick endings.

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damndirtycrane
May. 11th, 2004 03:12 pm (UTC)
By that, it would appear that we live in a "barbaric civilization".
the_monkey_king
May. 11th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
Was there ever any doubt?
damndirtycrane
May. 11th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
Since Bush took the throne? Not really.
saycestsay
May. 11th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Season of our Discontent
Discontent is needed for progress; something Jehovah's Witnesses don't seem to understand *S*.

Who the heck is Mason Cooley?
the_monkey_king
May. 11th, 2004 03:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Season of our Discontent
An aphorist born in the US in 1927. He's all over earlier editions of Bartlett's (and has completely disappeared from the current edition), and yet I've never heard of him.

Other quotations from Mr. Cooley:


Love talks and talks. Lust is brief and to the point.

Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.

Art can make chaos seductive.

Trust, but look for the exits.


I like the way he thinks.
saycestsay
May. 11th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Season of our Discontent
Hmm, 1927, he might still be kickin'. Me, I think chaos is seductive art; but then we might be thinking of different definitions of chaos.
saycestsay
May. 11th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Season of our Discontent
I think I've found my new motto.

"My regimen is lust and avarice for exercise, gluttony and sloth for relaxation." -- Mason Cooley
lambchops79
May. 11th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
"Liberalism distinguishes between 'the just' and 'the good.' The just is defined by the liberal fusion of justice and the rule of law and is enforceable. The good - whether good conduct or a good society-is defined by other kinds of moral analysis and is unenforceable.....To distinguish the just from the good, natural rights theorists sometimes separated 'perfect' rights and duties that are enforceable from 'imperfect' rights and duties which are not."
gojutremere
May. 12th, 2004 09:33 am (UTC)
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security are deserving of neither"

-Ben Franklin
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