Thursday, January 8, 2009

There Are Occasions


Know how to make use of stupidity: The wisest man plays this card at times.

There are occasions when the highest wisdom consists in appearing not to know - you must not be ignorant but capable of playing it.

It is not much good being wise among fools and sane lunatics. He who poses as a fool is not a fool.

The best way to be well received by all is to clothe yourself in the skin of the dumbest of brutes.

Baltasar Gracian, 1601 -1658

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think the problem with "W" is that he doesn't know how to make use of stupidity?

Madonna said...

Is this one married?

Gwenyth said...

Does it really matter?

 
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