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Broke Smilie

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:32 am

:broke:
is the smilie happy that it has something in its pockets but then sad when it realises that it has nothing in its pockets, or happy that it has pockets to have nothing in, but sad the pockets are going to waste?
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Re: Broke Smilie

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:35 am

Is it a noble smilie or an ignoble smilie?

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Re: Broke Smilie

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:44 am

TheDhamma wrote:Is it a noble smilie or an ignoble smilie?


that is a good question!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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