For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That’s a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they’re unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven’t been done before.
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Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
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A good listener tries to understand thoroughly what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but before he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.
Kenneth A. Wells
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I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.
One should not stand at the foot of a sick person’s bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.
Jewish Folk Saying
A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
Johann von Goethe
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How is it that we remember the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not remember how often we have recounted it to the same person
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson