Quote by Voltaire (FranÃ§oisMarie Arouet)
Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason.
This quote highlights the various ways people approach reasoning. It suggests that there are three types of individuals: those who are prone to flawed reasoning, those who lack the ability or desire to reason altogether, and those who actively oppose and oppress those who engage in rational thinking. In a world where rationality is not universally embraced, this quote reminds us of the challenges faced by those who value critical thinking and encourages us to persevere in championing reasoned thought despite opposition or indifference.
It's far too much to say that effective hoping is the only - or even the biggest - part of what it takes to succeed. If 14% of business productivity can be attributed to hope, that means 86% is dependent on raw talent, fickle business cycles, the quality of the product you're selling, and often pure, dumb luck.