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Rage is a dangerous emotion, not simply because it can be destructive but because it can be so easily satisfied with cheap targets.  Like my friend who picks fights online, I’m a veteran.  I know people who have been injured or killed overseas.  I’ve seen the damage bombs wreak on the bodies of innocent civilians.  And, yes, it fills me with rage.  But if that rage is to mean anything, it means I cannot distract myself with the illusion of adjudicating past wrongs with artfully phrased put-downs.  In a world where we are still at war, the most important question is, What do we do now?  There the moral certainty of my rage must be met with humility about the limits of my knowledge.
  —  Phil Klay
From his Opinion / Editorial: “The Enduring Emptiness Of Our Public Rage
Appearing in: Time Magazine, dtd: 5 November 2018
Online at: https://time.com/5434373/phil-klay-american-public-rage/
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All knowledge is sterile which does not lead to action and end in charity.
  — Cardinal Desire Joseph Mercier
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Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
  —  Warren Buffett
Price is what you pay.  Value is what you get.
  —  Warren Buffett
Rule No.1:  Never lose money.  Rule No.2:  Never forget rule No.1.
  —  Warren Buffett
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
  —  Warren Buffett
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Knowledge is not simply another commodity.  On the contrary.  Knowledge is never used up.  It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
  —  Daniel J. Boorstin
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We know, not by a direct and simple vision, not at a glance, but as it were, by piecemeal and accumulation … by going around an object, by comparison.
  —  John Henry Newman
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The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.
  —   Mortimer Alder
[“W” may have mispronounced words, but at least his sentences more or less made sense.  #45 (#TheIdiotPresident) makes up words, mispronounces words and, even when he uses the corrects word(s), the sentences and paragraph don’t make sense.  And, he is not deflecting or distracting or lying (like Kellyanne Conway); he is just stringing random words together in phrases which almost (but not quite) make sense.  They make even less sense when you try to read them (the words) from print (transcript) format.  —  KMAB]
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
  ―  Socrates
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