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“Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear”

The Internet tells me that the idiom “question everything, especially rumors [sic]” can be traced back to ‘The Proverbs of Alfred‘ (mid-twelfth century), which are ascribed to King Alfred the Great (c.848-899). Clearly, the concept has been around for a … Continue reading

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The Goblet

The Goblet The pessimist accuses it of being dangerously half empty. The optimist, beaming, positively insists: ‘No, half FULL!’ The cynic considers there may be too little, or too much. The philosopher contemplates all fluids existing outside. The narcissist corrects … Continue reading

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