Wise Words

January 24, 2011

“Misunderstandings and neglect create more confusion in this world than trickery and malice. At any rate, the last two are certainly much less frequent.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” 1774

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In any case, recent dealings with family have proven this statement true.  I hate it when a quote just nails one’s feelings like that.  Also because now I have to go read the whole bloody story about the sorrows of young Werther.  But who ever went wrong reading a little Goethe? 

Also this is a plug for Project Gutenberg.  If you want to get your hands on some out-of-copyright texts, this is a great source.  And it’s doubly cool when you can find an audio book of the same text and read along while listening.  It’s multimedia baby!

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