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Monday, November 13, 2006

Perhaps He's Brighter Than One Thought

"We only know, I believe, what we know now: 'knowing' no more consists in what we once knew than in what we shall know in the future..."

- Michel de Montaigne

"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know."

- Donald Rumsfeld

(Pointed out by Tim Rosenthal.)


  • I'll favor Montaigne in the brightness derby, if only because his quote wasn't intended to double-talk his way into justifying post-war strategic planning he himself botched so horribly.

    By Anonymous Pete, at 2:57 AM  

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