Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fewtril no.268

To confidence is owed half the success of becoming an intellectual; and to intellect is owed less than half.


dearieme said...

Intellect will have to occupy a good deal less than half if there is to be room enough for dishonesty.

Anonymous said...

Indeed. Now I always thought that confidence was important for the exercise of intellectual activity at all, but I found that it's only valid as part of prudence.

Dude said...

"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
-- Mark Twain

(Hello, Mr D. I've been dreadfully busy with a new job, but still following your blog.)

Deogolwulf said...