"Trust in what we can see, because of what we can't see"

 

Death is nothing to us. When we exist, death is not; and when death exists, we are not. All sensation and consciousness end with death and therefore in death there is neither pleasure nor pain. The fear of death arises from the belief that in death, there is awareness.

Epicurus  (via youngsaintnick)

A reified generality like ‘society as a whole’ can be replaced by a multiscaled social reality, as long as the part-to-whole relation is correctly conceptualized to accommodate all this complexity.

Manuel DeLanda (via inthenoosphere)

One swallow does not a summer make, nor one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

This world is indeed a living being endowed with a soul and intelligence … a single visible living entity containing all other living entities, which by their nature are all related.

Plato (via argyle-gargoyle)