Hypocrisy is hardest to see in oneself.
Repetition of an opinion has little to do with its validity.
Figuring out is the fun part, not the knowing.
Best not underestimate the capacity of smart people to draw faulty conclusions.
|“||So it is among all men, those are farthest from felicity who strive most earnestly for knowledge, showing themselves double fools, first as they are born men, and then because they have forgotten that basic condition, and like the giants make war on nature with the machinery of their learning.||”|
|— Erasmus, Desiderius, The Praise of Folly (1509) and Other Writings , 35, ed. Robert M. Adams (New York: W. W. Norton, 1989).|
|“||Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else, - very rarely to those who say to themselves, "Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!"||”|
|— Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell, Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858), ch. 12, .|
I happen to love cats.
Nevertheless, the name Catsquisher proved somewhat contentious. Read a discussion of my user name here.