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I always back to him, his great minds, never getting bored of his thoughts..

So.. lets start..  again..

23.11.2017.

"Is there anything more beautiful than a rainbow? But the man who is inside
it, cannot see it."

- :) ...   yeahh.. sometimes we are not aware good enough  of so many beautiful things in our life...

19.11.2017

"During my time in prison, I never noticed a drop in my will to live, but I
often realized that I was finding relief in the fact that I was old enough to know that death was not too far away.

This thought brought me comfort.

I treasured it like a big secret. "

- my dear Mr. President..  :(

       NEW WORDS

  • relief - a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress

16.11.2017.

As it is raining.. Let's take a break.. just relax.. one nice song is here .. enjoy :)

yea.. here is also hot coffe for a cold day.. Nothing is more relaxing than sound of rain, hot room and hot coffee..  let me serve you.. milk or no? )  i hope you like it.. :)

13.11.2017.

Funny is a sober man among drunks. For in the company of drunks, the drunks are the majority and they set the standard of normality. In such company a sober man seems abnormal.

- yes really.. :)  There was situations when I used to feel same as sober man..

      NEW WORDS :

  • Sober - not affected by alcohol; not drunk

06.11. 2017.

  :)

Real men are not rough. They have emotions and they are not ashamed of
them. Homer's famous heroes, whose heroic deeds he described so vividly, do not hide tears.

When Patroclus saw his Achaeans killed before Troy, "tears streamed
down his cheeks like water down a rocky mountain." Achilles said to him: "Why do you cry, Patroclus, like a little girl running behind her mother and crying until the mother takes her in her arms?" And when Patroclus was killed, Achilles "fell on the ground.. . and cried, with such pain that even his mother Tehida heard him in the depths of the sea." Antioch cried, "shedding bitter tears."

Homer and his heroes are no less manly because of their tears.

 

31. 10. 2017.

Intelligent devil vs. good -natured fool :D

"It is better to deal with an intelligent devil rather than a good-natured
fool," says a proverb.

This is probably so because an intelligent rascal is guided by interest, thus being, contrary to a good-natured fool, mainly predictable. You know where you stand and what you can expect.

- :D    so true :D

25. 10. 2017.

True love only chooses to reside in a noble heart. Selfish hearts cannot love.

  • reside - obitavati, stanovati
  • noble - plemenit, uzvišen

13. 10. 2017.

Nietzsche was a very sensitive man, not at all like his own Ubermensch.

Atthe age of 44 he lost his mind and-according to biographers-the immediate cause was a scene at a Turin square, when the philosopher, upon leaving his flat, saw a carriage driver giving his horse a merciless whipping. He went to the animal, embraced it gently and cried, and then just collapsed. He lived for another 12 years, but he never returned to his senses.

We are what we are, not what we think or wish we are.

- Yes.. no matter who much someone denied existing soul..

  • whipping - mučenje

11.10.2017.

A clever man knows how to speak.  A wise man knows how to be silent too.

- yea.. :)

10.10. 2017.

" Two faces of things: A seemingly proper man may seem to be truly honest, and he can be a fearful Philistine who would not mind breaking many rules, but does not do that out of fear or weakness. Some condemn the tumultuous lives of others out of secret envy, because they are incapable of living that way. A weak person is usually unaware of this envy and considers it to be morality, which it is certainly not.

Two men, one weak and one strong but moral, seem to behave the same.Let us say, they do not drink or sin, the first due to either a lack of will or fear of consequences, and the second on principle, out of desire suppressed. It is difficult to tell which one it is, but one is certain: only the latter case is morality. The first is weakness, and weakness is not a virtue."

- wowww.. such amazing conclusion!!!  I always wonder about conection between morality and inner strnght...  This quotes opened my eyes.. Thank you dear President !! 

  • philistine - malograđanin
  • condemn- osuditi
  • tumultuous - buran
  • virtue - vrlina

04.10. 2017.

"Between sorrow and indifference, i will choose sorrow. "

- me too...

03. 10. 2017

" How big is disappointment? As big as hope was. Big hopes create big
disappointments."

- yeahh.. very true..

"A happy man does not have a life story. One may say: boring as a biography
of a happy man living in peaceful times. At least that is what it looks like. And is it
so? Is there a truly happy man? Is an average Swiss or an average Swede truly
happy today? Bauer and Ibsen tell us something about that."

- "boring as a biography of a happy man living in peaceful times." - cool :)

"Excessive reading does not make us smarter. Some people simply "devour"
books. They do it without the necessary intervals of thought, which are necessaryin order to "digest," to process what has been read, to absorb and comprehend it.
When people of that kind speak, pieces of Hegel, Heidegger and Marx come out
raw, unprocessed. Reading requires personal contribution as much as a bee
requires "inner" work, as well as time, to transform pollen into honey."

WORDS:

  • Excessive - pretjerano
  • devour - gutati, proždrijeti
  • digest - svariti
  • contribution - doprinos

NOTES FROM PRISON, 1983 – 1988 by Alija Izetbegović

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Comment by Roman on November 14, 2017 at 17:30

I don't know. I think that I haven't such experience... But you are right, in the eyes of drunk, sober man is one who is funny.

Comment by ella on November 14, 2017 at 14:14

Roman ))

Sober man among drunk people :) 

When you see drunk man, he looks "funny".. If we can say so.. He cant control his tongue, he do some wierd and funny moves, cant walk in one line, he laugh even there is nothing funny.. and so and so..  For sober man it is pretty funny and mostly shamefull...

But.. in eyes of  drunk, sober man is one who is funny.. )

So, you can be the most normal person, and the most wise, most intelligent... but if you find yourself among dumbs.. you will be down ))

Have you ever had such expirience ?

Comment by ella on November 14, 2017 at 13:42

ohh, thank you, dear Paula!  Feel free to join us in commenting quotes and giving your own opinion..


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Comment by ★ღ ˚ Paula✰ •* ˚ on November 14, 2017 at 13:23

Ella.....great blog!!!.....loved it!!!!

Comment by Roman on November 14, 2017 at 0:25

Yes, he is funny. But as for me it looks scary... Just imagine, why is someone sober when everyone around is drunk? This is something weird... Or just maybe he/she is the only one who will drive them back to home. So, you used to feel the same as a sober man? Hmmm... And how was that?

Comment by Roman on November 8, 2017 at 22:21

Ok, let's leave this secret unrevealed:)

Comment by ella on November 8, 2017 at 20:52

Ahhh... what a curious guy you are, Romannn! :))

Comment by Roman on November 8, 2017 at 14:00
Is it amazing? And whom are you imagining with tears?:)
Comment by ella on November 8, 2017 at 12:19
Roman))))

I try to imagine lyrical look with tears in eyes)) amazing!
Comment by Roman on November 7, 2017 at 14:23

You are right! I also didn't think about this topic before...

Mmmm... Thank you for this invitation but... There will be you, so I don't want you to see my tears:) But you know, it would be great picture to upload Ahahahaha:) I am sure that picture would get MANY views:P

Yes, poor cats...

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