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Voltaire on the Beauty of Machines

When we see a beautiful machine, we say that there is a good engineer, and that this engineer has excellent judgment. The world is assuredly an admirable machine. Therefore there is in the world an admirable intelligence, wherever it may be. Yes. This argument is old, but none the worse for that. from Voltaire’s Philosophical …

Your Own World

Build therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, it will unfold in all of its great proportions. A correspondent revolution in things will attend the influx of the spirit. From Emerson, Nature.

The Way… according to Marcus Aurelius

Perform each action as if it were your last, without willfulness, or any passionate aversion to what reason approves, without hypocrisy or selfishness, or discontent with the decrees of Providence. You will then see how few things are necessary to master a smooth-flowing life. Marcus Aurelius.

Elsa

The Reasons Why

If you are curious as to why I own this classic Land Rover I call “Elsa,” you can read my very personal reasons here. The article is called El Segundo. But if you’d like to know a host of other reasons, more general, that perhaps you might be able to relate to, then watch this …