” Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality. “


” Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage, but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment. “


” Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge, history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will – are all gone. “


” As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything. “



All 4 Albert J. Nock Quotes about Life in picture


Perhaps one reason for the falling-off of belief in a continuance of conscious existence is to be found in the quality of life that most of us lead. There is not much in it with which, in any kind of reason, one can associate the idea of immortality.
Organized Christianity has always represented immortality as a sort of common heritage, but I never could see why spiritual life should not be conditioned on the same terms as all life, i. e., correspondence with environment.
Life has obliged him to remember so much useful knowledge that he has lost not only his history, but his whole original cargo of useless knowledge, history, languages, literatures, the higher mathematics, or what you will - are all gone.
As might be supposed, my parents were quite poor, but we somehow never seemed to lack anything we needed, and I never saw a trace of discontent or a failure in cheerfulness over their lot in life, as indeed over anything.

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