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A couple of ideas ....
|Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki||Zen philosophical writer 1869-1966|
|He wrote in 1949 at age 80:|
"Man makes many tools and uses them effectively in various fields of his activity,
but he is always exposing himself to the tyranny of the tools he has made.
The result is that he is no more master of himself, but an abject slave to his surroundings,
and the worst thing is that he is not conscious of this fact.
This is specially noticeable in the realm of thought."
|Alexander Pope (1688-1744)||From "An Essay on Criticism: Part 1"|
Great wits sometimes may gloriously offend,
And rise to faults true critics dare not mend;
From vulgar bounds with brave disorder part,
And snatch a grace beyond the reach of art,
Which, without passing through the judgment, gains
The heart, and all its end at once attains.
|However, he then goes on to warn against being too cocky with it.|
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