Monday’s Toons & Quotes — 012

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The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err … and err … and err again … but less … and less … and less.
–Piet Hein

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil—not the strength to choose between the two.
–John Cheever

We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
–G. C. Lichtenberg

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
–George Eliot

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many other more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned, yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.
–Thomas Hobbes

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
–A. N. Wilson

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
–Bertrand Russell

That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is the wrong one.
–Samuel Johnson

Life is hard, but at least it’s short. — E. J. D’Alise (circa 1980)

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