If you look back at the previous four parts (1, 2, 3, and 4) of my
somewhat lame series on the Confucian wisdom of fortune cookies, you may notice that there is generally a good mix of funny ones and serious ones (which fits nicely with the whole “affinity of intelligence and absurdity” motto ;)). However, out of these five, there aren’t really any entertaining ones. Rather, they are all a bit on the serious side. That being said, I still think that they are quite good.
- Chance favours the prepared mind
- Nine-tenths of education is encouragement
- Education and intelligence aren’t the same thing
- The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground
- Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
The third one reminds me of a quote from the Gentoo Developer, Roy Bamford. He said that “Stupidity is for life, [but] ignorance can be cured with education.” It also makes me think about a statement that was made in a particular textbook from Undergrad, by Robert Sternberg, PhD. If you want to read that post, you can find it here–case in point.