Tag: wisdom

The wisdom of Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Saturday, 23 February, 2019

“With novelists, names and dates are wrong, the rest is true.

“With historians, names and dates are correct, the rest is false.”

More here tomorrow.

The Wisdom of Galty

Monday, 2 January, 2017 0 Comments

At 85, he has distilled a life’s wisdom into rustic aphorisms. “Cats are cleverer than dogs,” he says. “You can’t get cats to follow cattle.” And every cattle herder and sheepdog owner would agree.


Found wisdom

Friday, 16 October, 2015 1 Comment

My mother had a habit of jotting down facts, figures and bits of wisdom that took her fancy. The scripts were ornamented with arrows, underscores and ambiguous spellings. Here’s an example:

Mammy's wisdom


Sunday, 30 June, 2013 0 Comments

Look to this day,
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

Sanskrit proverb