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Postby Mammon Iaho Dumah » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:52 pm

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MySanityDoesFly wrote:Listening to To Live Is To Die right now. Stunning song. They were such a great band!


Yeah... good ol' times


Yes! Before James quitted drinking... And how wonderfully marriage ruins talents of every sort and withers flowers of every colour... :|
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Postby muskurov » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:46 pm

Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.

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Postby The She-Wolf » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:03 am

Loneliness is the empire of consciousness

(probably the quote that best describes me)
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Postby Lycaon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:49 am

'Wer nicht von dreitausend Jahren sich weiss Rechenschaft zu geben, bleib im Dunkeln unerfahren, mag von Tag zu Tage leben.'

- Goethe
"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:13 am

Can you give us a rough English translation? Google Translate isn't making much sense...I'd like to know what Goethe said, as The Sorrows Of Young Werther affected me quite deeply when I read it.
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Postby Lycaon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:18 am

Apologies for not thinking of translating it to English.

Translation: He who does not know how to account for 3.000 years of history remains inexperienced in the dark, may live from day to day.
"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:37 am

Thanks! Although frankly, I'm not much the wiser...maybe it's somehow lost in translation.
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Postby Lycaon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:56 am

That's understandable, quite a lot of the beauty of the thought is lost in translation.
What Goethe meant to say is that if you don't know anything about the history of life, the universe and everything, you will be unable to grasp the world you are living in and therefore unable to make well thought decisions and act according to them. 42, QED.
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:09 am

Ah, that makes much more sense now, cheers! And of course, he is right.
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Postby Lycaon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:19 am

Happy to assist.

Truth be told, I'm not 100% positive I know enough history to be sure he is right. :|
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:24 am

Well, he is at least right that a knowledge of history enables you to better understand the present, which in turn means you are more likely to make the right choices in your life.
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Postby Lycaon » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:38 am

I agree with you, history is vital to come to grip with the world around you.

It was just the paradoxical implication I found amusing: If legitime knowledge demands knowing the history books, while at the same you haven't read those (or not enough of them at least) the option arrises that when you do get to the point where you know enough of history and therefore know enough about the world, it appears Goethe's statement was wrong.

But most likely I'm getting too far off Goethe's original intentions with this theoretical blather.
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:08 am

Ah, well...point token, but yes, I think Goethe's point may have more straight-forward than you make it seem :-P
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Postby The She-Wolf » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:11 am

I'd simply say that he/she who doesn't know History is doomed to repeat it.

BTW, this new forum skin is awesome.
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Postby Danhod » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:47 pm

The She-Wolf wrote:I'd simply say that he/she who doesn't know History is doomed to repeat it.

BTW, this new forum skin is awesome.


Yes, I don't remember the forum layout before ALODK, so I guess I'm doomed to repeat it haha :P
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