If there is anything worse than knowing too little, it's knowing too much
[...] and when you've soaked up all the information you can hold, you will have to forget half of it before you will be of any real use to the house.
If there is anything worse than knowing too little, it's knowing too much.
Education will broaden a narrow mind, but there's no known cure for a big head.
The best you can hope is that it will swell up and bust; and then, of course, there's nothing left.
Poverty never spoils a good man, but prosperity often does.
It's easy to stand hard times, because that's the only thing you can do, but in good times the fool-killer has to do night work.
Yet, certainly, the wise learn many things from their enemies; for caution preserves all things. From a friend you could not learn this, but your foe immediately obliges you to learn it. For example, the states have learned from enemies, and not from friends, to build lofty walls, and to possess ships of war. And this lesson preserves children, house, and possessions.
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It’s saying no.
That’s your first hint that something’s alive. It says no. That’s how you know a baby is starting to turn into a person. They run around saying no all day, throwing their aliveness at everything to see what it’ll stick to. You can’t say no if you don’t have desires and opinions and wants of your own. You wouldn’t even want to.
No is the heart of thinking.