“All Are Ennobled by Truth” Quote by al-Kindi

The first Arabic philosopher, 9th century thinker al-Kindī, said that truth and wisdom are valuable regardless of where they come from. What did he mean?

Thank You: Quotes From 2021’s Top 5 Posts

With 2021 drawing to an end, I have looked back at what you have found most engaging on humanfactor.blog - the top 5 most-read posts this year. Before I unveil the winners, I would like to sincerely thank you all for your time and interest in my work. It is the most precious gift any …

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Small Things (Still) Matter

"Never underestimate the big importance of the small things." This is a post I published exactly one year ago. Funny enough, I am now reading another book by the same author whose quote you see here. Last week, I shared yet another one of his quotes. Must be something about this time around the end …

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Quote for the Day

It is all right for the mayflies. It is all right if you know you only have another thirty or fourty years. You can afford to think small. You can find it easy to imagine that you are a fixed thing, inside a fixed nation, with a fixed flag, and a fixed outlook. You can …

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Spreading the Word: How to Live in Absurdity?

Sometimes we need a little reassurance amid all the chaos. Here is a video with a selection of quotes from the French philosopher Albert Camus. An expert on the absurdity of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22cV7MvC2_k Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video …

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Taoist Quote

Either in conflict with others or in harmony with them,we go through life like a runaway horse, unable to stop.Working hard until the end of his life,unable to appreciate any achievement,worn out and incapable of resting,isn't he a pathetic sight?He may say, 'I'm still alive,' but so what?When the body rots, so does the mind …

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Spreading the Word: J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes

It is a short video share today. Just under 10 minutes but what a calming and inspiring influence they have. Quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien. Enjoy! Link to the video: Tolkien Quotes. Keeping up the "Spreading the Word" tradition, every Friday, I hope to share with you an article I've read or a video I've seen …

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A Quote for the Week

Not till we are lost, in other words, not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.H.D. Thoreau in Walden keep exploring and don't be afraid of being lost from time to time!

Anaxagoras on Change: Everything Contains Everything

One of the last pre-Socratic philosophers of Ancient Greece, Anaxagoras hailed from the Ionian city of Clazomenae but is notable for being the first one to bring philosophy to Athens. There he taught and flourished for about 30 years until the mid-5th century BCE when he went back to Ionia due to charges brought against …

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