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Two Thoughts (22 - 28 October)
Sunday, 22 October
Two thoughts from Robert Ingersoll
“This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.”
"I would rather be a beggar and spend my money like a king, than to be a king and spend my money like a beggar."
Monday, 23 October
Two thoughts from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
"Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience."
"Let us gather facts in order to get ourselves thinking"
Tuesday, 24 October
Two thoughts from Theodore Levitt
"Unless you know where you're going, any road will take you there."
"Ideas are useless unless used. The proof of their value is in their implementation. Until then, they are in limbo."
Wednesday, 25 October
Two thoughts from Kakuzō Okakura
“We classify too much and enjoy too little.”
“We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves.”
Thursday, 26 October
Two thoughts from Louise Glück
“The master said You must write what you see.
But what I see does not move me.
The master answered Change what you see.”
“What was difficult
was the travel, which,
on arrival, is forgotten.”
Friday, 27 October
Two thoughts from Plotinus
"Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us."
"Each one of us is part of the soul of the universe."
Saturday, 28 October
Two thoughts from Jonathan Rauch
"In a liberal scientific society, to claim that you are above error is the height of irresponsibility."
"There were big problems with every system, and there always have been."
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