02 September 2007

On perfection

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
--Alden Nowlan

Someday I hope I'll be wise too.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

"And I am called wise, for my hearers always imagine that I myself possess the wisdom which I find wanting in others: but the truth is, O men of Athens, that God only is wise; and that by his answer he intends to show that the wisdom of men is worth little or nothing; he is not speaking of Socrates, he is only using my name by way of illustration, as if he said, He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing." - Socrates, as quoted by Plato

Just thought I'd throw that out. I just (that is, two days ago) read The Apology of Socrates, and I've had Socrates on the brain since then.