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Two Thoughts (30 April - 6 May)
Sunday 30 April
Two thoughts from Derek Parfit:
“Philosophers should not only interpret our beliefs; when they are false, they should change them.”
“We might neglect our future selves because of some failure of belief or imagination.”
Monday 1 May
Two thoughts from Reginald Fessenden:
"All our civilization is based on invention; before invention, men lived on fruits and nuts and pine cones and slept in caves."
"An inventor can see the applicability of means to supplying demand five years before it is obvious."
Tuesday 2 May
Two thoughts from Augustus Caesar:
"Practice, the master of all things."
"Young men, listen to an old man to whom old men listened when he was young."
Wednesday 3 May
Two thoughts from Sanober Khan:
“To fall in love with someone's thoughts - the most intimate, splendid romance.”
in the loneliest moments
i have been there
Thursday 4 May
Two thoughts from Sheena S. Iyengar:
“We tend to have a knee-jerk negative response to anything that seems to want or have control over us.” [Editor’s note: Good]
“When you lie about yourself, is it to appear closer to or farther away from the middle of the bell curve?”
Friday 5 May
Two thoughts from Frans de Waal:
“The enemy of science is not religion... The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma.”
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science...is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny.’”
Saturday 6 May
Two thoughts from John Green:
“If you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all.”
“You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.”
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