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Two Thoughts (15 - 21 January)
Sunday 15 January
Two thoughts from Václav Havel:
“Keep the company of those who seek the truth- run from those who have found it.”
“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.”
Monday 16 January
Two thoughts from Carl Sandburg:
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
"The greatest cunning is to have none at all."
Tuesday 17 January
Two thoughts from David Epstein:
“You have people walking around with all the knowledge of humanity on their phone, but they have no idea how to integrate it. We don’t train people in thinking or reasoning.”
“We learn who we are in practice, not in theory.”
Wednesday 18 January
Two thoughts from Jean Baudrillard:
“Nothing is wholly obvious without becoming enigmatic. Reality itself is too obvious to be true.”
“We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.”
Thursday 19 January
Two thoughts from Adrian Wooldridge:
“In meritocratic society, people are individuals before they are anything else: masters of their fates and captains of their souls.”
"there is an inverse relationship between being well turned out and having something to say."
Friday 20 January
Two thoughts from Carlo Goldoni:
"He who never leaves his country is full of prejudices."
"The world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it."
Saturday 21 January
Two thoughts from Arthur Conan Doyle:
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
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