In the river Maeander there is said to be a stone called “wise” by contradiction; for, if one puts it into anyone’s lap, he goes mad, and murders one of his relations.
— from De Mirabilibus Auscultationibus (On Marvellous Things Heard), found in Aristotle - Minor Works, trans. W. S. Hett.
This tumblr is mainly a commonplace book.
Sometimes I believe that evil is all there is and that good is but a beautiful desire of evil.
has its shape in the permanent realm of change.
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