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Two Thoughts (2 July - 8 July)
Sunday, 2 July
Two thoughts from Henry Mintzberg:
"Why does every generation have to think that he lives in the period with the greatest turbulence?"
"An obsession with control generally seems to reflect a fear of uncertainty."
Monday, 3 July
Two thoughts from Wilson Mizner:
“The fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."
"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he knows something."
Tuesday, 4 July
Two thoughts from Thomas Jefferson:
“He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Wednesday, 5 July
Two thoughts from Albert Szent-Györgyi:
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”
Thursday, 6 July
Two thoughts from Vernon Howard:
“You cannot escape a prison if you do not know you're in one.”
“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn, and you will.”
Friday, 7 July
Two thoughts from Alan Jacobs:
“Great books are great in part because of what they ask of their readers: they are not readily encountered, easily assessed.”
“When we do not know, or when we do not know enough, we tend always to substitute emotions for thoughts.”
Saturday, 8 July
Two thoughts from Steven Sloman:
“As a rule, strong feelings about issues do not emerge from deep understanding.”
“Instead of appreciating complexity, people tend to affiliate with one or another social dogma.”
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