"Optimism has always been an undeclared policy of human culture—one that grew out of our animal instincts to survive and reproduce—rather than an articulated body of thought. It is the default condition of our blood and cannot be effectively questioned by our minds or put in grave doubt by our pains. This would explain why at any given time there are more cannibals than philosophical pessimists." ~ Thomas Ligotti
From my collection of mostly pessimistic quotes.
Some people have been telling me they enjoyed the selection of aphorisms on this blog, so I've decided to make them more prominent and paging-friendly.
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