Mi pagano troppo per quello che faccio, troppo poco per quanto mi rompo. (Benjamin Malaussène) by M.R.
“One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination,” the Nobel laureate Thomas Schelling once observed, “is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him.”
Isaiah Berlin’s legendary line, which was itself cribbed from the ancient Greek poet Archilochus—“The fox knows many things butthe hedgehog knows many things”
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“All the unhappiness of men,” the seventeenth-century French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal famously noted, “arises from one simple fact: that they cannot sit quietly in their chamber.”
Do you know that old joke about how you don’t have to run faster than a charging grizzly—you just have to run faster than your hiking companions?
“tutti gli amici di wang sono anziani e hanno problemi di salute. alvuni sono morti. Ma la sua passione lo mantiene giovane.” (Internazionale 1294)