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Category Archives: Aphorisms

Copy editing is similar to plastic surgery…

Copy editing is similar to plastic surgery: unless there is severe damage, the natural, when moderately imperfect, prevails aesthetically. Source: Copy editing is similar to plastic surgery:… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

To have a stable social life, filter out those who get easily offended…

To have a stable social life, filter out those who get easily offended by offending them early on. —— (As usual some people are getting the aphorism wrong. It does not mean one should offend people, it means that if people will eventually end up being offended it is much better early than late. Kapish?) […]

Geniuses only do well what they do the best.

Geniuses only do well what they do the best. Source: Geniuses only do well what they do the best. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The main value of Golf is to prevent those who shouldn’t be reading books from reading bad books.

The main value of Golf is to prevent those who shouldn’t be reading books from reading bad books. via Facebook

If you want to be indifferent to criticism you must also be indifferent to praise.

If you want to be indifferent to criticism you must also be indifferent to praise. (Rephrased aphorism) via Facebook