Yet more good thoughts

Ralph Waldo Emerson commented in the mid 19th century:
‘All sensible people are selfish and nature is tugging at every contract to make the terms of it fair’.

The Chinese philosopher Laozi or Laotse is regarded as a founder of Taoism who lived in 4th/5th/or 6th century BCE.  Whenever he did live his words have come to the present – and remain very meaningful.  These are just a couple attributed to him:

‘Those who know do not say; those that say do not know.’  and
‘The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness’

Mark Twain summed up life with:
‘Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.’

And a couple of unknown sources to finish off:
‘The best way to be deceived is to think oneself smarter than others’
‘Listen to your enemies – they will tell you the truth about yourself.’


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