Unleash your potential!

February 18, 2018


Max Stirner

“[…] was Du zu sein die Macht hast,
dazu hast Du das Recht.” *

(Der Einzige und sein Eigentum, 2.2.1. Meine Macht, 1844)

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* “[…] what you have the power to be,
you have the right to.”

(The Unique and Its Property, 2.2.1. My Power, 1844)

Max Stirner, German philosopher and anarchist theorist (1806-1856)

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

 

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Diversity is better!

February 11, 2018


Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин), photographic portrait by Nadar.

“[…] variety, conflict even, is life and […] uniformity is death.”

(Anarchism: its philosophy and ideal, 1896)

Peter Kropotkin (Пётр Кропоткин),
Russian scientist and anarchist theorist (1842-1921)

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Abalone according to the official rule: a dull uniformity ):

vs.

Abalone according to the player community: a joyful variety! (:

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Order in Anarchy

February 4, 2018


Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, photographic portrait by Nadar, 1862 (detail).

“[…] society [the abalone player] seeks order in anarchy.”

(What Is Property?, 1840)

Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist theorist (1809-1865)

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Anarchy on the abalone board game.

 Only the winner can find order in anarchy.

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This series of quotes is about Anarchy, Freedom, and disobedience to the arbitrary imposed rules.

See also : Sons of Strategy

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Where there’s a will, there are many ways.

December 10, 2017


Albert Camus by Yousuf Karsh, 1954

“In truth the way matters but little; the will to arrive suffices.”

(The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)

Albert Camus, French existentialist philosopher (1913-1960)

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There are many ways from there:

to there:

How many are you able to find?

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Just dare it!

June 18, 2017


Friedrich Nietzsche circa 1875, by F. Hartmann in Basel (public domain)

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“Man vergilt einem Lehrer schlecht, wenn man immer nur der Schüler bleibt. Und warum wollt ihr nicht an meinem Kranze rupfen?”

(Ecce Homo, Vorwort, 1888)

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One repays a teacher poorly if one always remains only a student. And why would you not pluck at my wreath?

(Ecce Homo, Foreword, 1888)

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

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Abalone Academy

January 22, 2017

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“Wer von Geometrie nichts versteht, hat hier keinen Zutritt.”

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“Let none but geometers enter here.”

(Motto over the entrance to Plato’s Academy)

Plato, Greek philosopher (428/427 BCE – 348/347 BCE)

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1 marble (black): a point
2 marbles (black): a line
3 marbles (white): an equilateral triangle
4 marbles (white): a rhombus
5 marble (black): a trapezoid
6 marble (black): a rhomboid
7 marbles (white): a regular hexagon

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #9

May 1, 2016

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“Therefore I say: « Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When your are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chance of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril. »”

(The Art of War, Chapter III, Offensive strategy)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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