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Two Thoughts (27 November - 3 December)
Sunday 27 November
Two thoughts from Thomas Stark:
“Social media has provided an incredible insight into the dark and dismal mind of the dunce.”
“There are no shortcuts. The lazy will accomplish nothing in life. The human path of least resistance is the path to total failure and oblivion.”
Monday 28 November
Two thoughts from Walter Bagehot:
"Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits."
"Life is a school of probability."
Tuesday 29 November
Two thoughts from Ken Follett":
"Everybody takes what they like from the teachings of the church, and ignores the parts that don't suit them."
"Why do you have to be the same as the others? ...Most of them are stupid."
Wednesday 30 November
Two thoughts from Henri Matisse:
“Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while working.”
“An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”
Thursday 1 December
Two thoughts from Sabine Hossenfelder:
“If a thousand people read a book, they read a thousand different books. But if a thousand people read an equation, they read the same equation.”
“Their theories, they believe, are too good to not be true.”
Friday 2 December
Two thoughts from Arnold Toynbee:
“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.”
“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.”
Saturday 3 December
Two thoughts from Charles F. Glassman:
“I prefer to surround myself with people who reveal their imperfection, rather than people who fake their perfection.”
“Thoughts frame your portrait, action paints it.”
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