Thursday, February 20, 2014

From ‘the art of thinking clearly’ by rolf dobelli

….cheerfulness – according to many studies, such as those conducted by Harvard’s Dan Gilbert – is largely  a personalily trait that remains constant throughout life. Or as social scientists Lykken and Tellegen starkly suggest, ‘trying to be happier is as futile as trying to be taller.’

W. Somerset Maugham …. ‘If 50 million peope say something foolish, it is still foolish.’

Warren Buffett ….. ‘What the human being is best at doing, is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.’

….old adage …. ‘ Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.’

‘When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don’t expect to see a zebra.’ Which means… investigate the most likely …..before you start diagnosing exotic …….

‘All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone,’ wrote Blaise Pascal.

Mark Twain: ‘If you have nothing to say, say nothing.’

Daniel J Boorstin ….. ‘The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.’

‘If your only tool is a hammer all your problems will be nails,’ said Mark Twain…..

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