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Jenny Holzer's Truisms
Jenny Holzer's Truisms

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Published by: mianolting967 on Dec 07, 2008
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 jenny holzer - truismsa little knowledge can go a long waya lot of professionals are crackpotsa man can't know what it is to be a mothera name means a lot just by itself a positive attitude means all the difference in the worlda relaxed man is not necessarily a better mana sense of timing is the mark of geniusa sincere effort is all you can aska single event can have infinitely many interpretationsa solid home base builds a sense of self a strong sense of duty imprisons youabsolute submission can be a form of freedomabstraction is a type of decadenceabuse of power comes as no surpriseaction causes more trouble than thoughtalienation produces eccentrics or revolutionariesall things are delicately interconnectedambition is just as dangerous as complacencyambivalence can ruin your lifean elite is inevitableanger or hate can be a useful motivating forceanimalism is perfectly healthyany surplus is immoralanything is a legitimate area of investigationartificial desires are despoiling the earthat times inactivity is preferable to mindless functioningat times your unconsciousness is truer than your conscious mindautomation is deadlyawful punishment awaits really bad peoplebad intentions can yield good resultsbeing alone with yourself is increasingly unpopularbeing happy is more important than anything elsebeing judgmental is a sign of lifebeing sure of yourself means you're a foolbelieving in rebirth is the same as admitting defeatboredom makes you do crazy thingscalm is more conductive to creativity than is anxietycategorizing fear is calmingchange is valuable when the oppressed become tyrantschasing the new is dangerous to societychildren are the most cruel of allchildren are the hope of the futureclass action is a nice idea with no substanceclass structure is as artificial as plasticconfusing yourself is a way to stay honestcrime against property is relatively unimportantdecadence can be an end in itself decency is a relative thingdependence can be a meal ticketdescription is more important than metaphordeviants are sacrificed to increase group solidaritydisgust is the appropriate response to most situationsdisorganization is a kind of anesthesia
don't place to much trust in expertsdrama often obscures the real issuesdreaming while awake is a frightening contradictiondying and coming back gives you considerable perspectivedying should be as easy as falling off a logeating too much is criminalelaboration is a form of pollutionemotional responses ar as valuable as intellectual responsesenjoy yourself because you can't change anything anywayensure that your life stays in fluxeven your family can betray youevery achievement requires a sacrificeeveryone's work is equally importanteverything that's interesting is newexceptional people deserve special concessionsexpiring for love is beautiful but stupidexpressing anger is necessaryextreme behavior has its basis in pathological psychologyextreme self-consciousness leads to perversionfaithfulness is a social not a biological lawfake or real indifference is a powerful personal weaponfathers often use too much forcefear is the greatest incapacitatorfreedom is a luxury not a necessitygiving free rein to your emotions is an honest way to livego all out in romance and let the chips fall where they maygoing with the flow is soothing but riskygood deeds eventually are rewardedgovernment is a burden on the peoplegrass roots agitation is the only hopeguilt and self-laceration are indulgenceshabitual contempt doesn't reflect a finer sensibilityhiding your emotions is despicableholding back protects your vital energieshumanism is obsoletehumor is a releaseideals are replaced by conventional goals at a certain ageif you aren't political your personal life should be exemplaryif you can't leave your mark give upif you have many desires your life will be interestingif you live simply there is nothing to worry aboutignoring enemies is the best way to fightillness is a state of mindimposing order is man's vocation for chaos is hellin some instances it's better to die than to continueinheritance must be abolishedit can be helpful to keep going no matter whatit is heroic to try to stop timeit is man's fate to outsmart himself it is a gift to the world not to have babiesit's better to be a good person than a famous personit's better to be lonely than to be with inferior peopleit's better to be naive than jadedit's better to study the living fact than to analyze historyit's crucial to have an active fantasy life
it's good to give extra money to charityit's important to stay clean on all levelsit's just an accident that your parents are your parentsit's not good to hold too many absolutesit's not good to operate on creditit's vital to live in harmony with nature just believing something can make it happenkeep something in reserve for emergencieskilling is unavoidable but nothing to be proud of knowing yourself lets you understand othersknowledge should be advanced at all costslabor is a life-destroying activitylack of charisma can be fatalleisure time is a gigantic smoke screenlisten when your body talkslooking back is the first sign of aging and decayloving animals is a substitute activitylow expectations are good protectionmanual labor can be refreshing and wholesomemen are not monogamous by naturemoderation kills the spiritmoney creates tastemonomania is a prerequisite of successmorals are for little peoplemost people are not fit to rule themselvesmostly you should mind your own businessmothers shouldn't make too many sacrificesmuch was decided before you were bornmurder has its sexual sidemyth can make reality more intelligiblenoise can be hostilenothing upsets the balance of good and eviloccasionally principles are more valuable than peopleoffer very little information about yourself often you should act like you are sexlessold friends are better left in the pastopacity is an irresistible challengepain can be a very positive thingpeople are boring unless they are extremistspeople are nuts if they think they are importantpeople are responsible for what they do unless they are insanepeople who don't work with their hands are parasitespeople who go crazy are too sensitivepeople won't behave if they have nothing to losephysical culture is second bestplanning for the future is escapismplaying it safe can cause a lot of damage in the long runpolitics is used for personal gainpotential counts for nothing until it's realizedprivate property created crimepursuing pleasure for the sake of pleasure will ruin youpush yourself to the limit as often as possibleraise boys and girls the same wayrandom mating is good for debunking sex mythsrechanneling destructive impulses is a sign of maturity

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