Dumhed er den samme gift, som også er medicin. Dumhed er meget nyttigt, men at bruge dette dumme behov for at kunne, som ethvert våben, det kan være farligt i ufaglærte hænder. Dumhed kan overvinde frygt og neuroser, slippe af med unødvendige ønsker og afhængigheder, eller f.eks. inspirere en bedrift. Dumhed er smukt og nyttigt, hvis man kan bruge den.
I do not advise you to abuse memory training, the better a person's memory, the more he is an idiot. Why would he? He remembers everything by heart. However, bad memory is also not a sign of a big mind.
As soon as I see silliness in something, I want to destroy it at once by creating wisdom and crashing the silliness with it. Hence, I like silliness as it's a source for wisdom. Silliness is food for wisdom...
Creating wisdom for no reason is not sensible... but silly things are nice reasons for creating wisdom.
The best way to get rid of passion and silly desires is to fulfil them and soon feel all their hidden dangers.
The best way to get rid of passion is to give in to its temptation.
Beware of your desires... Too much of a good thing is good for nothing.
But in order to realize it, it's necessary to experience it first.
The best helper of a wise man is a fool. The stupidity of fools is endless. As they are ready to endlessly produce a stream of endless stupidity. A wise man only has to follow a fool and turn the carbon of stupidity into diamonds of wisdom...
It's necessary to treat others with indulgence. Mistakes make people stronger and smarter and it's only overcoming mistakes that makes people better. A teacher who blames a pupil who makes mistakes while learning, is a fool. As someone who never makes mistakes is probably the worst pupil who doesn't feel like learning anything.