Monday, September 15, 2008

Accumulated Wisdom

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

-Bertrand Russell, quoted in a letter to the editor of NYT Magazine (9/14/2008)

2 comments:

  1. That is so true. I figured that out on my own. Socrates is a good example for the application of that axiom. He was the wisest man in Athens because he knew he did not know all, or much.

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  2. Thanks for your note -
    In my journal a couple of weeks ago, I wrote:

    There are things that we know
    and things that we learn
    and the things we know
    We unlearn

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