Two Tuesday Quotes a Day Late: Nagel and Mendelssohn

Thomas Nagel

If sub specie aeternitatis [from eternity’s point of view] there is no reason to believe that anything matters, then that does not matter either, and we can approach our absurd lives with irony instead of heroism or despair.

Moses Mendelssohn

The state has physical power and uses it when necessary; the power of religion is love and beneficence.