Aphorisms

Love, Guilt and Ingratitude

20 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

An appeal to past loving actions rendered should only be made to defend oneself against the charge of ingratitude but never given as a reason for another to act. For that transforms love into a ledger and casts suspicion on…

Love is given never taken

16 Sep 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

Love is based on freedom from coercion, both internal and external. It cannot be bought with good deeds but brings them forth. Transactions in love concern only counterfeits.┬áPeople who try to buy love with good behavior resemble those who think…

Ultimate Truth and Virtue

28 Aug 2013, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

Ultimate truth and virtue, when embodied, does not need to impose itself as it is recognized without effort by all, just like someone can recognize the light and warmth of the sun without knowing how it comes about.

The new prophets

06 Jul 2006, Posted by Alexandros in Aphorisms

An aphorism about the fate of new prophets in contemporary times