Truisms of Wisdom

  1. “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


  1. “Show me a hero worshipper and I will show you a sucker – and a tragedy waiting to happen.”


  1. “A sucker is a true believer you disagree with or dislike. A true believer is a sucker you admire.”


  1. “Religion exists so fools do not have to think for themselves.”

  1. “Propaganda exists because writers and artists need a means of selling their services.”


  1. “A philosophy is simply a faith that has not found its followers yet.”


  1. “A faith is simply a philosophy with a follower.”


  1. “There is nothing more tragic than a true believer that realizes she has been duped by her hero.”


  1. “Religions never die they just come back in new and more subtle forms.”

  1. “The good old days exist only in the imagination of those who are bored with the present.”


  1. “Nostalgia is the first refuge of those with no imagination.”


  1. “Nostalgia is one of the most dangerous diseases on Earth. The person who discovers a cure for it will become a billionaire.”


  1. “Never confuse nostalgia with history. History is an attempt to create a record of what really occurred; nostalgia is an attempt to replace history with fantasy.”


  1. “Luck is what occurs when a person or entity you dislike succeeds.”

  1. “90% of effective communication is listening. Sadly, most people are incapable of that simple act.”


  1. “Most geniuses are simply people smart enough to pay attention.”


  1. “Effective learning consists of shutting your mouth and paying attention.”