rightness

A Quote by Peter Clothier on beauty, metaphysics, love, and rightness

Beauty is a way of coming up with something to which we assent immediately and absolutely, something that is incontrovertibly right, whether the rightness has to do with metaphysics or with physical reality, with social justice or with personal freedom, with mathematics, or, eventually, with love.

Peter Clothier

Source: Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit in a World Gone Mad with Commerce, Pages: 53

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Terry Pratchett on life, human beings, angel, ape, liess, justice, rightness, and fantasies

'All right,' said Susan. 'I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need... fantasies to make life bearable."
"REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE"
'Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little- "
"YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES"
'So we can believe the big ones?"
"YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING"
'They're not the same at all!"
"YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET-- "
Death waved a hand. "AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME... SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED"
'Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what's the point---"
"MY POINT EXACTLY"

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on effort, rightness, and perfection

Everything you do is right, nothing you do is wrong, yet you must still make ceaseless effort.

Shunryu Suzuki

Source: Crooked Cucumber

Contributed by: Louëlla

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