Driven Wisdom



Circles of Hell


  • First Circle (Limbo)
  • Second Circle (Lust)
  • Third Circle (Gluttony)
  • Fourth Circle (Greed)
  • Fifth Circle (Anger)
  • Sixth Circle (Heresy)
  • Seventh Circle (Violence)
  • Eighth Circle (Fraud)
  • Ninth Circle (Treachery)



He Who Knows


He who knows and knows that he knows, he is wise, follow him.

He who knows and knows not he knows, he is asleep, awaken him.

He who knows not and knows he knows not, he is simple, teach him.

He who knows not and knows not he knows not, he is a fool, shun him.



Words of Power


Some people gain their understanding of the world by symbols and mathematics. Others gain their understanding by pure geometry and space. There are some others that find an acceleration in the muscular effort that is brought to them in understanding, in feeling the force of objects moving through the world. What they want are words of power that stir their souls like the memory of childhood. For the sake of persons of these different types, whether they want the paleness and tenuity of mathematical symbolism, or they want the robust aspects of this muscular engagement, we should present all of these ways. It’s the combination of them that give us our best access to truth.


James Clerk Maxwell



A Journal of the Plague Year


I must here take further notice that nothing was more fatal to the inhabitants of this city than the supine negligence of the people themselves, who, during the long notice or warning they had of the visitation, made no provision for it by laying in store of provisions, or of other necessaries, by which they might have lived retired and within their own houses, as I have observed others did, and who were in a great measure preserved by that caution; nor were they, after they were a little hardened to it, so shy of conversing with one another, when actually infected, as they were at first: no, though they knew it.


Daniel Defoe  1722



Lecture on Electrical Units of Measurement


When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.


Lord Kelvin  1883



Management Speak


If you look under the bonnet.

There isn’t much road left to travel.

There must be a drains up investigation.





We’re here because we’re here because we’re here because we’re here.


Wake up! Wake up!

Wake up motherfuckers, wake up.



Ancient Wisdom


Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?

Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?





A scorpion was walking along the bank of a river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly, he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.


The fox said, “No! If I do that you’ll sting me, and I’ll drown.” But the scorpion assured him, “If I did that, we’d BOTH drown!”


The fox thought about it, and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back, and the fox began to swim.


But, halfway across the river, the scorpion stings him. As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, “Why did you do that? Now you’ll drown, too!”


“I couldn’t help it,” said the scorpion. “It’s my nature.”





Fek aff ya tart.        You are the best.



Jokey Jokes


Did you hear about the tomatoes in the salad?

They were pretty cut up about it.


Ants drop dead when they get the Coronavirus.

It's because of their small anty bodies.


Did you hear about the undertaker who was married to an archaeologist?

He buried the bodies and she dug them up.


The trouble with lying in bed all day is that you can't get up and have a rest.