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Posts tagged "intelligence"
Dec 17, 2012
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
Nov 28, 2010
» "On The Birth Of His Son" by Su Shi (1037-1101)
Families, when a child is born,
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.
Feb 17, 2010
How exciting it is to be stupid.