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Two Thoughts (30 October - 5 November)
Here’s a consolidation of this week’s ‘two thoughts’ series.
A reminder - Jim will continue to share two thoughts every day on his Twitter.
Sunday 30 October
Two thoughts from Annie Duke:
“I don't know" is not a failure but a necessary step towards enlightenment.”
“The more objective we are, the more accurate our beliefs become. And the person who wins bets over the long run is the one with the more accurate beliefs.”
Monday 31 October
Two thoughts from Tim Grover:
“Mental dominance is what ultimately makes you unstoppable”
“There is zero chance you’ll get anywhere if you allow yourself to become paralyzed by soft excuses and countless reasons why you’ll never get to where you want to be.”
Tuesday 1 November
Two thoughts from Edgar Degas:
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
“Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.”
Wednesday 2 November
Two thoughts from Jacob Bronowski:
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”
“Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding”
Thursday 3 November
Two thoughts from Martin Rees:
“It's better to read first rate science fiction than second rate science -- it's a lot more fun, and no more likely to be wrong"
“The global village will have its village idiots and they’ll have global range.”
Friday 4 November
Two thoughts from Stefan Zweig:
"Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark."
"Beware of pity."
Saturday 5 November
Two thoughts from Darius Foroux:
“One thing we have to remind ourselves is that the people who think they know everything are the biggest losers in life.”
“Your life stops when learning stops”