Father Knows Best: Homage to Quiplinks Edition

13 Jun

HL has used QuipLinks for a while in the style of annotated version of the late, lamented Ferd’s “LIGFY” posts over at InMalaFide. I started reading the manosphere in 2009, and have been saving pithy quotes for a while, usually with links to the original thought. I call these items “Aphorisms of the Manosphere,” and they capture in one or two lines an essential nugget of masculine wisdom. I invite all readers to leave their own Aphorisms below, and I will add them to the collection, where pithy and insightful enough.

Many of the Aphorisms originate with the Dark Lord, Roissy/Heartiste. I have not linked back any of the Maxims, all of which originate with him. I have assigned categories to other links..


Men have always been the leading thinkers; this is due to the wider spread on the Bell Curve, which leaves more male geniuses than female geniuses out of the same population. (If you’re nature, you don’t play games with the sex primarily responsible for the care of the next generation.) Men as a sex pay for this higher rate of genius that causes the effect of the “glass ceiling” by the invisible “glass floor” that all of society stands upon: that very large mass of men where nature’s genetic experiments have left behind the mentally defective, the morally retarded. Some Philosophical quotes picked up in reading:

  • All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “The wise man is never busy, and the busy man is never wise.” Lin Yutang
  • The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. Nietzsche
  • The graveyards are full of indispensable men. Georges Pompidou
  • “The free man creates himself.” Goethe
  • “”I have done that,” says my memory. “I cannot have done that” — says my pride, and remains adamant. At last — memory yields.” Nietzsche, describing the hamster
  • Civilization is a compact that each sex will agree not to use its most effective weapon in the battle of the sexes: men abjure the use of force, and women will not use their youth and beauty to get their ways. All major religions understood this, restraining feminine beauty under modest dress in exchange for male passiveness. Slutwalks are the herald of the return of male violence to the societies in which we live. (My summary of a few arguments)

On Male Nature

  • I am not a guy, a dude, or a boy.  I am a man.  I will refer to myself as such and demand others do the same. Solomon II
  • “I love to see them squirm.” 15yo Bobby Fisher’s answer when asked why he loved chess.
  • When “Leadership” is challenged, Logic can be used to defend the decisions. When “Authority” is challenged, Logic has little place in defending. You must assert and hold to your precepts, enforcing them at whatever cost is necessary. Looking Glass
  • Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. H. L. Mencken
  • Men prefer to improve themselves by focusing on strengths, women by fixing the areas where they are weak. By urging women to take on many more responsibilities than they did in the past, feminism gave women more areas to be weak, and this has helped lead to the decline of female happiness over the past 40 years.
  • “When a man has not had a good father, he must create one.” Nietzsche
  • I was made more disappointed by my success with women than by my failures. (Read somewhere, commenting on the disappointment that women were not, in fact, special snowflakes, and that his success had led to disillusionment and depedestalization.)
  • Maxim #7: Your girl will thank you for your steadfast devotion to your belief in yourself.
  • The most powerful word in a man’s vocabulary is “no”.  Learn how to say no to a woman without hesitation, reservation, or explanation.  Solomon II


In the time of Democracy in Athens, things worked pretty well, but then democracy, which means rule by the Deme, one of the tribes of Athens, expressly did NOT mean rule by any women. A few quotes on politics:

  • Marxism is “the opiate of the intellectuals” French journalist Raymond Aron
  • “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” Henry Kissinger
  • Feminism: women gained power, and lost influence.
  • “If you can’t eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, and then be prepared to wake up in the morning and vote against them, son, you don’t belong in politics.” Jesse Marvin Unruh, California Assembly Speaker


This is the defining characteristic of female sexuality. It’s not slur, it’s not sin, it’s how women ARE. Ignore it as you will, but as Ayn Rand wrote: “You may attempt to avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” Just so with men who will not address and understand how the female reproductive imperative drives the feminine nature. Some quotes:

  • Women are not naturally polygamous, they are naturally hypergamous. Like Oscar Wilde, they are always satisfied with the best.
  • “The feminist triumph has deprived women of an essential element of their erotic lives. By raising women’s status and emphasizing “equality,” feminism has performed the psychological equivalent of a clitoridectomy on our society’s women. Rather than objects of lust and passion, they are now competitors, rivals and colleagues — their erotic capital is significantly diminished.” Bill Price
  • “Women get more of what they sleep with, and less of what they friend-zone. Then they complain about ending up with what they slept with, instead of what they friend-zoned.” Retrenched
  • Of the seven deadly sins, lust is most often paired with gluttony. Both reveal an inability to control appetites. (From an article linking promiscuity and obesity, talking about the Carousel-riding of the obese)
  • “Dads who vamoose make girls who are loose.” Roissy
  • Maxim #51: For most women, five minutes of alpha is worth five years of beta.
  • A key that opens many locks is a master key. A lock that can be opened by many keys is a weak lock.


Not specifically about hypergamy, this includes observations on women in general. Some choice quotes:

  • Women can keep a secret just as well as men but it takes more of them to do it. Sacha Guitry
  • “Roughly speaking, a woman’s tendency to flake is proportional to her options and inversely proportional to her age.” John Ross
  • “Women stay with the status quo, even if the status quo is bad for them.” The Fifth Horseman.
  • A misogynist is a man who views women the way women do.
  • “Never argue with a woman. They’ll drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.” Zed, substituting “woman” for “fool.”
  • Maxim #54: When a woman has incentive to lie, she will choose lying over honesty EVERY SINGLE TIME.
  • Maxim #25: NO girl wants to be thought she isn’t a special little snowflake.
  • Maxim #11: Calling a girl out on her lie accomplishes nothing.
  • Having an internal filter is the hallmark of anyone with good character, especially a woman. A woman who speaks her mind is simply too lazy emotionally to check herself before uttering something hateful or rude. The Private Man


Many’s the man who has complained about this toxic outgrowth of Cultural Marxism. I have surprisingly few quotes here:

  • “When you can’t be beautiful, be difficult: Feminism is where penis envy meets cargo-cultism.” J
  • If liberation for women meant liberation from accountability to men, liberation for men mean(s) liberation from responsibility to women… these are two sides of the same coin. Brendan/Novaseeker
  • Feminism is a great way for Alpha males to control Beta males by proxy. Solomon II
  • The mixture of feminism and pedestalization … has produced the mess in America.… It may be the rejection of Mary in the American Christianity (so the eternal feminine is embodied in actual women instead of a religious figure). But the reverence that American men put on American women is the (reason) feminism has been so harmful. Imnobody


  • Maxim #28: The more experience you have with women, the more you’ll know which women have experience with men
  • Maxim #49: The rare older woman-younger man pairing is like a lab experiment gone wrong. It violates the natural order of things, and leaves its practitioners emotionally twisted and in a constant mental race to hyper-rationalize their sub-par mate choice.
  • Maxim #45: Women will screech louder the closer your words get to damaging or exposing vulnerabilities in their sexual market value.
  • Maxim #32: Commanding women to do your bidding will give you a bigger beta margin of error when needed.
  • Maxim #19: Withholding sex is the tactic of a woman who has already lost. It is mutually assured destruction.
  • Women are the guardians of access to sex; men are the guardians of access to commitment. There is no sex unless she says yes, and no marriage unless he asks.

Relationship Advice from Women

I added this one-quote category for its stunning hamster effect. For those of you who wondered why Roissy went down in late 2009 for a few days, gaze upon the creature who wreaked havoc on all our lives:

  • “Powerful and quality men take women on dates, adore her, make her the center of the universe, and puts in his time proving he truly likes her in a genuine way before he he even thinks about pawing her up… Only women with serious emotional and psychological issues want to be treated like a dog, told what to do, insulted, or treated as anything less then (sic) a princess.” Lady Raine, single-mom exposer of Roissy, on how “men” can be “successful” in relationships.


The big kahuna of relationships. A life-destroying potential minefield for men. STILL the best way for a Patriarch to proceed, but do so with great caution:

  • You do not owe a traditional wedding to any woman who cannot offer you a traditional honeymoon.  Solomon II (I think this is the ultimate aphorism of the Christian Manosphere)
  • The problem with Christian marriage as portrayed in the movie Fireproof is that “marriage is about love, not vows, and it is the sole job of the husband to keep his wife haaaapy.” Dalrock
  • Women want to GET married; they don’t want to BE married.
  • Maxim #50: Marriage is no escape from the sexual market and the possibility that you may be outbid by a competitor with higher value.
  • Maxim #22: You have to make marriage an attractive alternative for MEN — not women — if you want the institution to thrive.
  • Marriage available today is a sick, powerless, emasculating hoax specifically designed to destroy men (and therefore society). When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. Samuel Solomon
  • (A cheating wife) needs a man who can stand up even to her, because if her man cannot stand up to a woman who is clearly in the wrong, how could she trust him to stand up to bigger threats? Brent
  • You cannot turn a whore into a housewife. Anonymous Guest


The only reason to GET married in the current environment. Some choice quotes:

  • (A)ny woman who couldn’t get around to prioritizing children until she’s too old for them is probably better off not procreating. … I’m glad that she doesn’t have kids to screw up. Kai
  • “(It’s) Easier to start a career at 40 than to attempt to start a family at that age.” Uncle Elmer.
  • “The future belongs to those who show up for it.” (Commenting on the low-childbirth rate of feminists)
  • “It remains to be seen which program will cause greater societal damage: China’s one-child policy or America’s one-parent policy.” PJ O’Rourke


The tragedy that enfolds so many of America’s men and children (and women, too; they often don’t know how bad the effects will be.). My wake-up call was reading Stephen Baskerville’s book that details the “work” of the moral monster Robert Williams. Read, and weep:

  • “(There was) a long term study of children born in the 1920′s in the US, the Longevity study. One fact stood out starkly: ‘divorced parents’ was a very strong indicator of shorter lifespan in children. (I)f there was a disease, viral or bacterial, that did to children what divorce &/or single parenthood does, an entire month would be set aside to raise money to find a cure.” Anonymous Reader
  • When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. Sacha Guitry
  • “The bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.” Noted by JJ


Many men, divorced or simply deprived of the pleasures of wife and family by the culture of divorce and unrestrained hypergamy, are angry and seeking justice because of the nature of divorce. I have a small category called payback that outlines some of these thoughts:

  • If I didn’t have the kitten, I don’t want the cat. Revered Wisdom
  • I will sail the boat of my old age on a sea of spinster tears. – Jack
  • The catcall or wolf whistle is the lower-status man’s defensive weapon against attractive, unattainable women’s assault of flaunting their sexual goods in the men’s faces. Giovanni Dannato, “Provocative Female Attire is an Assault Against Men”


Men, with a larger number of geniuses, also have a larger number of simply FUNNY people amongst them, as humor is correlated with intelligence. Some classic examples:

  • “I never got around to nailing a volleyball player, but any babe with long legs who has multiple sets of knee pads can’t be all that bad.” EvilAlpha
  • “Confucius say: Never date woman who already know divorce lawyer.” Arch
  • “You don’t pay a prostitute for sex; you pay her to leave afterward.” Donald Trump
  • “This blog frequently gets lady commenters proclaiming to the high heavens that they would never date an asshole. After a leetle prying, it is usually revealed that these howling anti-game termagants are north of the Matron-Vixen line.” Roissy/Heartiste
  • “If I’m not fucking you now, fucking you soon, or using you to fuck other girls, you’re useless to me” Squared.
  • “I cannot use your abuse. You may have it back.” Jack Kerouac
  • Advice to Feminists: Quit trying to tie the MRM to psychotic mass murderers…The fact that a couple of crazed killers said they didn’t like feminists only proves that being crazy doesn’t necessarily make you stupid. Paul Elam
  • A London trader on the economic crisis of 2008: “It’s worse than a divorce. I have lost 50% of my assets and I still have my wife!”
  • “You cannot have ‘happiness’ without ‘penis.’ Anonymous
  • (On the origins of Beta in men) “Maybe he’s born with it; maybe it’s Betalline.” Professor Mentu
  • I hate every bone in her body, but mine. Legendary Country Music title

I look forward to readers’ Aphorisms derived from reading the most fertile intellectual environment, the manosphere.


Posted by on June 13, 2012 in divorce, humour, Linklove, Masculinity


100 responses to “Father Knows Best: Homage to Quiplinks Edition

  1. deti

    June 13, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    There will always be another woman.

  2. electricangel1978

    June 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm


    Yes, the counter to one-itis. But then that’s similar to “There are plenty of fish in the sea.” (Old joke punch line: yeah, but you hate to lose a fish after you’ve had your hook in, 15, maybe 20 times. Told to the groom, of course.) Do I credit you as creator?

  3. deti

    June 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Very true, EA. It is like “Plenty of fish in the sea.” or “Plenty of Fish.”

    On second thought, let’s just leave it where it is.

  4. Will S.

    June 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Great collection of quotes, EA!

  5. Will S.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    “I was made more disappointed by my success with women than by my failures.”

    That might have been Thursday, but I’m not absolutely positive of that; hopefully he’ll let us know.

    I do remember reading it, back in the past, too.

  6. Keoni Galt

    June 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    HL has used QuipLinks for a while in the style of annotated version of the late, lamented Ferd’s “LIGFY” posts over at InMalaFide.

    Thanks for the shout out EA…but just to clarify, I came up with the term “quiplinks” because I hate twitter…but I quickly found the way in which Roissy and some others used it to make short quips that basically imparted the gist of the material that it was linked to as pretty entertaining and nifty.

    I resolved awhile ago to never ever ever have a twitter account….but I wanted to do a similar thing with quipping w/ links – hence ‘quiplinks.’

  7. David Collard

    June 14, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Liberals make social changes that conservatives may quietly adopt and benefit from.

    The modern moral challenge is to stay clean and decent while living in a swamp – like Yoda.

    Emotions and feelings are more reliable than thoughts in one sense. They can never be false. We may be mistaken in our reasoning, but we are never wrong about our feelings. We may have feelings for a wrong reason. But the feelings themselves are never fake.

    The only thing that Freud got right: penis envy.

    Only a ruthless man can achieve a quiet life.

    Feminism is a cargo cult. Feminists think that if they sit in offices and stand in laboratories like men, dress more like men, and talk like men, the magical cargo of ideas and wealth creation will come to them too.

  8. David Collard

    June 14, 2012 at 12:58 am

    “The nobler and more perfect a thing is, the later and more slowly does it mature. The man attains the maturity of his reasoning powers and spiritual faculties hardly before his twenty-eighth year; the woman with her eighteenth. And even then it is only reasoning power of a sort: a very limited sort.” (Schopenhauer, On Women).

    “I believe that the intellectual capacity of women is on the whole inferior to that of men.” (The late Australian philosopher, David Stove).

  9. David Collard

    June 14, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Male homosexuals combine masculine intellect and feminine sensibility. Hence their cultural achievements. Female homosexuals combine masculine sensibility and feminine intellect. Hence their cultural nullity.

  10. David Collard

    June 14, 2012 at 2:45 am

    “Have a look between her legs. If she lacks a hymen, think carefully about putting a ring on her finger.”

  11. ElectricAngel

    June 15, 2012 at 12:21 am


    Thanks for the gentle correction.

    Twitter can be a useful business tool. I know one college that requires profs to notify students via twitter. Works well.

  12. electricangel1978

    June 15, 2012 at 8:45 am


    Some good ones there. I’ve taken the liberty to rewrite; do I credit you as source?

    “Male homosexuals combine masculine intellect and feminine sensibility and so demonstrate cultural achievements. Female homosexuals combine masculine sensibility and feminine intellect and achieve cultural nullity.”

    “The nobler and more perfect a thing is, the later and more slowly does it mature. The man attains the maturity of his reasoning powers and spiritual faculties hardly before his twenty-eighth year; the woman with her eighteenth. And even then it is only reasoning power of a sort: a very limited sort.” (Schopenhauer, On Women).

    Can’t use the Stove quote. The man was brilliant, but it means nothing to the man who hasn’t read him.

    “Emotions are more reliable than thoughts in one sense. They can never be false. We may be mistaken in our reasoning, but we are never wrong about our feelings. We may have feelings for a wrong reason. But the feelings themselves are never fake.” – This reminds me to tell you to buy and read “The Intelligence Paradox.” Or you can just read this:

    “Only a ruthless man can achieve a quiet life.” I like the simplicity of this.

    “Feminism is a cargo cult. Feminists think that if they sit in offices and stand in laboratories like men, dress more like men, and talk like men, the magical cargo of ideas and wealth creation will come to them too.” This is also superb.

    As to “Have a look between her legs. If she lacks a hymen, think carefully about putting a ring on her finger,” I think it’s a restatement of “You do not owe a traditional wedding to any woman who cannot offer you a traditional honeymoon,” but not in as clear a form.

    thanks for adding to the file; if you have sources, great, otherwise, David Collard is my source.

  13. Bwana Simba

    June 15, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    It is the age of woman-worship. Women are angels; men are demons.
    Orestes Brownson

  14. David Collard

    June 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Where is the file of aphorisms?

    The ones you selected are all mine, except the Schopenhauer of course.

  15. electricangel1978

    June 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm


    Do you have an original source on that? I like to keep the links to where I first saw something; now I’ve added Evernote to keep a permanent copy.


    The permanent file is kept on a directory on my hard drive that is encrypted and stored on dropbox. I will be adding these to it, and will source you as aphorizer, (sorry, aphoriser), with link back to the comments here. If you want, I can send it to you.

  16. electricangel1978

    June 18, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Found a new one:
    The whole purpose of successful religions is to protect the reproductive rights (of) beta males, and the modern church has failed in that duty.


  17. electricangel1978

    June 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm


    I think I’ll keep adding to this thread. You have a nice one today: “Feminism may be defined as peculiar women telling normal women to be peculiar.”

  18. electricangel1978

    July 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm


    You score again with something on male nature: “The only way most men were kept in line, marching off to their dreary jobs, was with a Noble Lie, that it would make them honoured as heads of houses. You can make a man literally die for honour; but he won’t work himself to death for an ungrateful woman who regards him simply as somewhere between a joke and an oppressor.”

  19. electricangel1978

    July 1, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    And Dorsey47: “Women used to be able to shame men into doing many things, dangling the carrot of honor while hitting with the shame stick. Now, …(m)en do not have honorable standards to aspire toward. And, low and behold, shaming isn’t as effective. Women have lost their power to shame men because when there is no carrot, the mule resents the whip.”

  20. electricangel1978

    July 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    And another, by Comment_Whatever: “

    My meaning is: pleasant and agreeable is not the natural state of woman.

    Of course it is. Just watch how women treat men with power over them.”

  21. electricangel1978

    July 1, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    TFH with a humorous note: “Women can swim through an ocean of knowledge and emerge completely dry.”

  22. David Collard

    July 2, 2012 at 1:05 am

    Perhaps this was a little harsh, in reply to Melissa at Dalrock, but more women should be reminded of this occasionally:

    “I respect your returning to continue the conversation, Melissa, but don’t give yourself airs by condescending to men. I belong to the sex that gave the world Beethoven, Shakespeare and Einstein. Your sex wears string bikinis and gives blowjobs.”

  23. electricangel1978

    July 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm


    A little too apex-fallacy there. I assume you’ve read fellow Ozzie David Stove’s magnum opus titled “The Intellectual Capacity of Women?”

    New one from Roissy to add:
    “(M)en, in general, have a firmer grip on the reality of the sexual market than do women: when you’re a hot babe, you can afford ignorance and platitudes because the tidal wave of messages will come regardless. But a man who wallows in pretty lies will soon find himself banished to Pudpullia, where boners go to chafe.”

  24. David Collard

    July 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    electricangel, maybe too apex-fallacy, but it is the sort of reminder that smacks feminists right in the gut. The men I mentioned are the peak of the mountain, but there is also plenty of male mountain. As for Stove, I am always citing that essay, most recently at Dalrock.

  25. electricangel1978

    July 10, 2012 at 9:45 am


    Yes, to quote an aphorism above: ““When you can’t be beautiful, be difficult: Feminism is where penis envy meets cargo-cultism.” It must drive the feminists NUTS to objectively go down the list of human achievements and see that any honest evaluation shows men with the vast majority of them. That’s because they do not value the power to gestate life. Why the heck would you care about being Mozart if you could bring forth life?

    As to Mozart and apex fallacy, I recall my reaction once driving in my car listening to WQXR, the classical station that was formerly owned by the NY Times and was commercial (most in America are public, non-commercial.) I’m listening to a nice symphony, thought it was Mozart. The announcer comes on and says “That was Mozart’s XYZ symphony. He wrote it when he was 19.” My only reaction was to scream in my solo-occupant car: “Oh, fuck you!”

    I would not care to be measured against the men at the apex of creativity, either. We’re all lacking compared to Mozart, who died at 35 and did more than most men could do in 350 years.

  26. electricangel1978

    July 10, 2012 at 11:33 am

    We have a new aphorism, in the category of Feminism:

    “The fact that many women are constitutionally predisposed to drama and recreational conflict gives feminist agitators a ready army of superbly qualified malcontents. Think of the Prussians, except armed with flaming brassieres.”
    Professor Ashur

  27. Will S.

    July 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    @ EA: So, are you going to add stuff from the comments, into the body of this post? Just curious.

  28. electricangel1978

    July 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm


    I will eventually do a new post from all the additions. But not yet.

  29. Will S.

    July 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Ah, I see.

  30. electricangel1978

    July 12, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Jim, on women:

    “(O)nce women stay on the (carousel) past a certain age, they can’t get off until they are kicked off”

  31. electricangel1978

    August 2, 2012 at 12:15 am

    More gold from Cane Caldo:

    (SunshineMary) Women used to love children. What happened?

    Women are now infantilized. Children are competition.

  32. electricangel1978

    August 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Great overview of aphorisms from The Maverick Philosopher. We pull the following two from his article:
    Nietzsche: “Some men are born posthumously.”

    MP: “Aphorisms and poems have this in common: neither can justify what they say while remaining what they are.”

  33. electricangel1978

    August 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Mentu has started to become a Maximiste as good as Roissy. Read: “Mentu’s Fifth Law of Dickatry: An extensive sexual history does not show women who they are and what they want; it shows what they are and who they want. Oblige them.

  34. electricangel1978

    August 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Rollo Tomassi on male nature: “Don’t wish the game were easier; wish you were better.”

  35. electricangel

    August 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    V10 on Feminism: “Feminism is the nagging fear that somewhere, somehow, some man is happy with his life. “

  36. Will S.

    August 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    That V10 link appears broken; who is V10, BTW?

  37. electricangel

    October 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Imnobody reminds us that Samuel Johnson warned: “Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.”

  38. electricangel

    October 29, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Adam succinctly describes defense of house and home, and the tingles they provide: “Your cute little raccoons are gone. My chickens are safe. If PETA calls tell them to lick my nuts.”

  39. electricangel

    November 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    HL Mencken, courtesy of Hero, “The only really happy folk are married women and single men.”

  40. electricangel

    December 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Tacitus, on being an aloof asshole: “Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity.” Annals

  41. electricangel

    December 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Roosh, on masculine versus feminine approaches to finance: “The sheep chooses to be frugal. The lion chooses to make more money.”

  42. electricangel

    January 9, 2013 at 10:01 am

    “Man’s real treasure is the treasure of his mistakes, piled up stone by stone through thousands of years… breaking the continuity with the past, wanting to begin again, is a lowering of man and a plagiarism of the orangutan. ” Jose Ortega y Gasset.

  43. electricangel1978

    January 14, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Macgyver on an understandable analogue between women’s SMV and the housing market:

    “(T)he beta male is hated (by) them every bit as much as they hate their mirror and the waistband of their favorite jeans. They are just another reflection of that woman’s real SMP value, and that is a truth that they are unwilling to hear. Go make a realistic offer on an overpriced house that has been on the market for two years and you will see a very angry seller. And the longer they remain overpriced, the more crushing the blow to the ego when they finally have to sell.”

  44. electricangel1978

    March 12, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Lord Byron on the easier mores, to a Prot Northern European, of sunny Papist lands: What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate’s sultry.”

  45. electricangel1978

    March 12, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Another Roissy classic: “Alphas make their opportunities. Betas mind their opportunities.”

  46. electricangel

    March 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The Scolds Bridle chimes in with “There is no white knight more dangerous than a blue-pill father.”

  47. electricangel

    April 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Roger Ebert’s article on dying has a notable quote from a Catholic Priest for everyone who loves and praises God in his own way. (emphasis added)

    Raised as a Roman Catholic, I internalized the social values of that faith and still hold most of them, even though its theology no longer persuades me. I have no quarrel with what anyone else subscribes to; everyone deals with these things in his own way, and I have no truths to impart. All I require of a religion is that it be tolerant of those who do not agree with it. I know a priest whose eyes twinkle when he says, “You go about God’s work in your way, and I’ll go about it in His.”

  48. electricangel

    April 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Dalrock nails a topic in one paragraph that someone wrote a whole book about: how love conquered marriage. To wit: What nearly all modern Christians have done is place romantic love above marriage. Instead of seeing marriage as the moral context to pursue romantic love and sex, romantic love is now seen as the moral place to experience sex and marriage. This inversion is subtle enough that no one seems to have noticed, but if you look for it you will see it everywhere.

  49. Will S.

    June 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I nominate this comment by Lena S.: “Shit testing enters the mancave.”, on this subject.

  50. electricangel

    August 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    an excellent bit of humor from Vox, commenting on the troubles of Hugo Schwyzer

    This is, of course, very sad news for the androsphere, as I see no way that Roissy is going to be able to survive hearing about Schwyzer’s self-immolation without laughing himself to death.

  51. Will S.

    August 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I see that this is Schwyzer’s second attempt. Maybe third time lucky? 😉

  52. electricangel

    August 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm


    We can hope.

    Roissy with a humorous take on beta male possessiveness: “only a beta male would count his chicks before they’ve latched.”

  53. Will S.

    August 9, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Ha! 🙂

  54. electricangel

    August 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Dalrock with a choice image of frustration: “Women gain status and validation from men in a number of ways, but all of them are perfectly tuned to make a good feminist want to pull her leg hair out.”

  55. electricangel

    February 17, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Anarcho-papist states Patriactionary’s philosophy of game: “Though Game is pagan, I follow the dictum of Mark 16:18 that what is evil in the hands of pagans may be appropriated by Christians and baptized to holy purposes.”


  56. Will S.

    February 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    @ infowarrior1: We used to have religious instruction in public elementary schools in Canada, but they ended that while I was still a kid; so Australia is simply following behind them.

    I actually thought it was good of them to end it in Ontario, as it was a United Church, i.e. liberal, pastor who came and taught, thus it was more liberal indoctrination; moreover, I saw no evidence that it accomplished anything with the vast majority of students, except that using the King James Bible taught them to speak 17th century English, which they used to joke around, saying things like, “May I borroweth thine eraser?” to each other.

  57. infowarrior1

    February 17, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    @Will S.

    It indicates the increased secularization of Australia. Is this a winning of the secularists or a victory for Christianity?

  58. Will S.

    February 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Oh, it’s a win for the secularists, certainly, same as it was in Canada.

    And BTW, it puts the lie to the notion, articulated by some Aussies I’ve known, that Australia isn’t headed down the same road as the rest of the West – despite all that Oz Conservative and Social Pathologist have discussed. Of course Australia is going to be affected by all the trends, even if more slowly, being an isolated island country / continent in the middle of nowhere.

  59. infowarrior1

    February 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    @Will S.

    Where do we go from here? Considering the churches in Aus is afflicted with the affliction of evanjellyfish. And liberalism. How do we fight back against the secularists?

  60. Will S.

    February 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Same way as we should do. Whatever that is. 😉

    Seriously, all you can do is stand your ground, right?

    Stand firm; oppose evil, criticize it when you encounter it, criticize its enablers, call them out, and so on.

    The rest is in God’s hands, my brother and friend. As always. 🙂

  61. electricangel

    February 27, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Via Matamoros at Alpha Game Plan, we get a simple definition of game from Jack Donovan: “Game is essentially assertiveness training for a generation of young men who spent most of their lives playing ‘mother may I?'”

  62. electricangel

    March 28, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Robert Louis Stephenson: Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.

  63. electricangel

    March 29, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Chris comments that:

    Young women sexualise themselves because in a matriarchy the only value women have to men is sexual. So if a woman wants to get a man she has to sexualise herself. …Funnily enough, a woman’s personality and character only has value to men in a patriarchy.

  64. Will S.

    June 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    EA: here’s a possible candidate:

    “Women who demand to be treated as more than mere vaginas, and then produce art that obsesses about their vaginas, are just another indication of a culture gone mad.”

    – Tom McDonald

    [EA: I like it]

  65. electricangel

    June 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Some gold from Rollo Tomassi. Recalling Potter Stewart, who famously said “I cannot define pornography, but I know it when I see it, we have this comment on Hugo Schwyzer “Game recognizes Game.” and his claiming to be a feminist as a pickup tactic.

    And in the post called Alpha, we have two gems:

    “(Y)ou are not Alpha because of your achievements, you have your achievements because you are Alpha.”

    “Alpha is mindset, not a demographic… Alpha is as Alpha does”

  66. electricangel

    June 17, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Judgybitch on women working outside the home:

    Women found being a housewife so terribly dull and dreary and oppressive that they flocked to the labor market to teach children their alphabet, tend to the sick, fold clothes, care for the elderly, cook food, fetch food, clean house and take care of small children.


    The doors have been thrown open to women for decades, and most of them are still housewives.
    They’re just not at home.

  67. Will S.

    July 1, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Gerry T. Neal on Playboy Magazine:

    It was in the articles that Hef’s morally corrosive message of sheer, self-serving, pleasure-seeking hedonism, i.e., “The Playboy philosophy” was preached, poisoning the souls and minds of those who read it. By comparison, the pictures were considerably more wholesome. “I only look at the pictures” should have been the more respectable thing to say.

  68. electricangel

    June 1, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Embracing Reality offers this kernel over at Dalrock’s: “A man can either love women or he can understand them.”

    He adds: “Incidentally, I don’t buy lottery tickets either.”

  69. electricangel

    June 11, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    New favorite quote from Hannah Arendt: “Revolutionaries do not make revolutions! The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and when they can pick it up.”

    The man who can bring hope and a mission to demoralized men will be a modern Odoacer.

  70. electricangel

    June 24, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Richard Spencer recalls a joke about American action against Al Qaeda: “America has taken on a foe 5,000-strong. It has killed 10,000 of them. There are only 20,000 left.”

  71. electricangel

    June 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    The Last Psychiatrist gives a nifty definition of the Beta Male: “What is a beta male? He is the kind of man who anxiously looks for something to identify him as a man, while doing nothing to become a man.” (emphasis in original)

  72. Will S.

    July 30, 2015 at 11:58 am

    oogenhand, on this story, commented thus:

    ” {…} [T]he Left likes to deconstruct the meaning of voluntary and involuntary, removal and modification, in endless shades of grey. That is what post-modern anarcho-tyranny is for.”


  73. electricangel

    October 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Found a quote by Mencken at TakiMag, but lost the original story. Goodreads tells us: “On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.”

  74. electricangel

    October 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Found the original story from TakiMag, with a fuller quote from James Miller: “The ironic part about feminism is that it’s not built to last. Five minutes spent in any college sorority will tell you why: Women loathe one another. For men, competition is a healthy process that brings out the best, most competent talent. For women, it’s blood sport.”

  75. electricangel

    October 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    The stuff of which manifestos are made! The Iron Legion fires a shot across the bow of mainstream conservatives: “You either join us and be a part of the future, or we throw you away. You couldn’t beat a bunch of communists and lesbians. You’re not going to stop us.”

  76. electricangel

    October 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Peter Frost puts the science behind the ‘Sphere’s understanding of Hypergamy, and why unchanneled female economic production has created the dystopia we live in: “Jack Goody (1973) in his review of the literature says: ‘The desire of men to attract wives is seen as correlated with the degree of women’s participation in the basic productive process.’ The more women produce, the lower the cost of polygyny.”

  77. electricangel

    November 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Henry Dampier reminds us:

    When the sovereign no longer exists, entrepreneurs of violence fill in the gaps.

  78. electricangel

    December 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Esso with advice on facing down multiculturalism: “Women don’t want you to comply or to giggle at their irrationality, they want you to show determination and ability to fend for yourself. Chicks dig Chechens.”

  79. electricangel

    February 8, 2016 at 8:30 am

    John W. Gardner tells us: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.”

  80. electricangel

    August 8, 2016 at 10:41 am

    CS Lewis on the natural hierarchical desire in the hearts of men, put there by God (HT RoK): “Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.”

  81. electricangel

    August 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Superb. (Samuel) Johnson famously remarked at the time of the American Revolution: “How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?”

  82. electricangel

    August 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    G.K. Chesterton put it, “feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”

  83. electricangel

    August 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    From Freud, who knew a thing or two about projection: “If you want to expel religion from our European civilization,you can only do it by means of another system of doctrines. And such a system would, from the outset, take over all the psychological characteristics of religion. The same sanctity, rigidity, and intolerance.”

  84. electricangel

    August 18, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Ezra Pound, on World War 1: There died a myriad,
    And of the best, among them,
    For an old bitch gone in the teeth,
    For a botched civilization

  85. electricangel

    September 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Robert Ringer reminds us: As the great David Seabury so eloquently stated, “Love is not so simple and malleable as many suppose. Put it in prison and it dies. Restrict it and it turns into hate. Force it and it dis­appears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence.”

  86. electricangel

    May 17, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Evelyn Waugh, courtesy of the briefly revived Unamusement Park, on why the 60s protestors had it so easily, and why modern SJWs look back to that time fondly: they got the bitch-slap from the Patriarchy of the time

    “There is no more agreeable position than that of dissident from a stable society. Theirs are all the solid advantages of other people’s creation and preservation, and all the fun of detecting hypocrisies and inconsistencies. There are times when dissidents are not only enviable but valuable. The work of preserving society is sometimes onerous, sometimes almost effortless. The more elaborate the society, the more vulnerable it is to attack, and the more complete its collapse in case of defeat.”

  87. electricangel

    July 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

    Old quote from Ellen G. White: “The greatest want of the world is the want of men — men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

  88. electricangel

    May 22, 2019 at 7:44 am

    An anonymous Brit is quoted by Bunky Mortimer: “All dentistry is cosmetic dentistry.”

  89. electricangel

    June 30, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Theodore Dalrymple writes:
    “There is no class more dangerous than the tertiary-educated with no prospects that they consider worthy of themselves.”

  90. electricangel

    July 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Charles Hugh Smith tells us where true Capital comes from:

    Truth is the most essential form of capital, and once it has been squandered to serve insiders, vested interests and Ruling Elites, the nation is morally, spiritually, politically and financially bankrupt.


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