I am heartened to find so much wit in you, that you’d give thought to consequences and choose your way with reason, not passion only.
Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.
It is the mark of an educated mind, to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Worse than any severe mental illness, is the illness of bigotry.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers which can’t be questioned.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.