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If a man would pursue philosophy, his first task is to throw away conceit. For it is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he has a conceit that he already knows.

Epictetus

—Epictetus

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You know, farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.

Midwestern cornfield below setting sun

—President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 25 Sep 1956

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