Quotes and thoughts which are very true
Group intelligence is multiplicative when idiots are involved. Combining a half-wit with another half-wit does not result in a full-witted person, it results in a quarter-witted person (1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4). Combining a full-witted individual with a half-wit still only yields a half-wit. The more of these "wrong kinds of people" you have involved in the process, the worse things get.
Change is neither good nor bad, it simply is.
Sleep in peace, and wake in joy.
Making a big change in life is pretty scary, huh? But, you know what is even scarier? Regret.
Man's greatest asset is the unsettled mind.
You cannot teach people anything, you can only help them find it within themselves.
The human capacity for burden is like bamboo —far more flexible than you'd ever believe at first glance.
The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humour to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them, for then it must sink back into savagery… It may matter little to me, in my cloud-castle of sweet illusions and darling lies; but it matters much to Man that I have made my neighbours ready to deceive. The credulous man is father to the liar and the cheat.
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