Emil Cioran: The Birth is the worst thing it can happen to you

Criticism is useless: you don’t read to understand others, but to understand yourself. I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers. It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. I have no nationality – the best possible status for an intellectual. Progress…

38 ways how to always win an argument

by Arthur Schopenhauer 1 Carry your opponent’s proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. The more general your opponent’s statement becomes, the more objections you can find against it. The more restricted and narrow your own propositions remain, the easier they are to defend. 2 Use different meanings of your opponent’s words to refute his…

On the poverty of student’s life

considered in its economic, political, psychological, sexual, and particularly intellectual aspects, and a modest proposal for its remedy   Author: U.N.E.F. Strasbourg Original Title: De la misère en milieu étudiant considérée sous ses aspects économique, politique, psychologique, sexuel et notamment intellectuel et de quelques moyens pour y remédier First published in 1966 at the University of…