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The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
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This means that we never stop learning ....
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Daemon wrote:
The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


This means we never stop learning ...
Leo Sunday Alabo
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This simply means that, as we grow older, we begin to learn from our past mistakes. As they say: "Experience is the best teacher." In other words, it is the experiences in earlier life that reshape the man. That is what they mean when they say: "The child is the father of the man." We become wiser as we grow older. The foolish things we did, the wrong decisions we made as children and young persons are only corrected much later in life.
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Daemon wrote:
The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Yeah. The not-so-wise man can have fun all life long...
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Daemon wrote:
The latter part of a wise man's life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices, and false opinions he had contracted in the former.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)


Notice that this is what the wise person does. In every generation, however, we have too many people who continue to cling to the follies, prejudices, and false opinions of their youth deep into their old age. It is they who ensure that the mistakes of the past are repeated.


A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
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