The Secret Sauce

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A collection of wise quotes from one long-lost friend to another.

“For every complex question there is a simple answer, and it is wrong.”   H.L. Mencken.

“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.  Albert Einstein

“True genius lies in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous and conflicting information.”   Winston Churchill

“Some things are not problems to be solved, but facts to be endured” Ariel Sharon

The “Secret Sauce”: Herodotus tells us that the ancient Persians would make all major decisions while drunk, and then reconsider the decisions the next day while sober. If the sober decision agreed with the inebriated decision, they would go forward; if not, the process would be repeated.

AN UNSPEAKABLE horror gripped me.  There was darkness; then a dizzy, sickening sensation of sight that was not like seeing; I saw a Line that was no Line; Space that was not Space:  I was myself, and not myself.  When I could find voice, I shrieked aloud in agony, “Either this is madness or it is Hell.”  “It is neither,” calmly replied the voice of the Sphere, “it is knowledge; it is Three Dimensions:  open your eye once again and try to look steadily.”  I looked, and behold, a new world.   Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland, 1884.

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