image: jonge meesters
Philosophy unravels the knots in our thinking; hence its results must be simple,but its activity is as complicated as the knots that it unravels.Aim at being loved without being admired.You could attach prices to thoughts. Some cost a lot, some a little.And how does one pay for thoughts? The answer, I think, is:with courage.Religion is, as it were, the calm bottom of the sea at its deepest point,which remains calm however high the waves on the surface may be.The human body is the best picture of the human soul.To pray is to think about the meaning of life.If life becomes hard to bearwe think of a change in our circumstances.But the most important and effective change,a change in our own attitude,hardly even occurs to us,and the resolution to take such a stepis very difficult for us.To believe in a God meansto understand the question about the meaning of life.To believe in a God means tosee that the facts of the world are notthe end of the matter.To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning...the whole thing is as plain as a sock on the jaw!You can’t think decently if you don’t want to hurt yourself.I know all about it because I am a shirker.Thinking is often easy,but when it’s most important it threatens to rob one of one’s PET NOTIONSand leave one BEWILDERED.The Clement daughters here find my name difficult so they call me ‘Vicky’.NOBODY else is allowed to do this.My father was a business man,and I want my philosophy to be businesslike,to get something done,to get something settled.
Tell them I've had a wonderful life.(famous last words)