The Mark of An Educated Mind

I don’t know if there’s a specific word for it, but I just love quotes. I found this in my collection. I feel that it really is true.


We spend most of the time trying to make our point, prove that we are right and establish our superiority. Not that I’m saying it’s a bad thing, but maybe once in a while we need to listen just for the sake of listening.

They say “In today’s world, we listen not to understand but to retort.” Is that the root of our problems (at least some of them)?

12 thoughts on “The Mark of An Educated Mind

    1. As long as they make you question what you had one dismissed as trivial or normal, the popularity of the quotes or the ones who spoke them doesn’t matter. 🙂 At least, that’s what I believe 🙂


  1. I tried to retort but really couldn’t! In the same context (human failings) you may like this definition of tact which, while humourous, is so solidly based on discretion, sensitivity and just plain good interpersonal skills: “Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends argue, all the while knowing that they are both wrong.” 🙂 🙂 🙂

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