Plato on Widsom

“Just as bees make honey from thyme, the strongest and driest of herbs, so do the wise profit from the most difficult of experiences.”

~ Plato

Chrysippus on Want

“Wise people are in want of nothing and yet need many things. On the other hand, nothing is needed by fools, for they do not understand how to use anything but are in want of everything.”

~ Chrysippus

Charlie Munger on Mistakes and Memory

Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you’re trying to improve your cognition. Reality doesn’t remind you. Why not celebrate stupidities in both categories?

~ Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger on Learning

I believe in the discipline of mastering the best that other people have ever figured out. I don’t believe in just sitting down and trying to dream it all up yourself. Nobody’s that smart.

~ Charlie Munger

William Shakespeare on Wisdom

“But I remember now
I am in this earthly world—where to do harm
Is often laudable, to do good sometime
Accounted dangerous folly.”

~ William Shakespeare