“To know and not to do is not to know.”
— Wang Yangming (1472-1529), Neo-Confucian philosopher
Kinda like that Yogi Berra quote that goes something like – In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.
Reminds me of a fave grad school joke. French academy: Well of course it works in practice — but does it work in theory?
Anything can be done, if you’re willing to do what it takes to get it done. Only those unwilling to even try say it is impossible.
Yes, that is original to me.
I believe Darrell’s intentions are good, but I don’t know why people says thing like this. What purpose does it serve? Thousands of things are beyond our capabilities and no amount of effort will change that.
Nothing is impossible, it just takes a little longer……….
If you read a little about the author, I think you’ll find that what he was saying is that true knowledge is in the hands, not in the head.
“Live with a man 40 years…share his house, his meals, speak on every subject…then tie him up and hold him over the volcano’s edge. On that day, you will finally meet the man.” — Shan Yu
I would say at that point he has gotten to know you better as well.
I know I shouldn’t buy wood from the home store, but I don’t really know that…
Had a thought whilst driving today, my car would look fancy with a Lost art press pair of dividers bumper sticker, just sayin’!
Do, or do not, there is no try – yoda
See, I can put obscure ( or not so obscure ) quotes down too. But I’m not trying to prove how much smarter and superior I am than everyone else.
Indeed. You have not proved yourself smarter or superior than everyone else with that comment.
It seems that Wang Yangming anticipated internet message boards.
Learn by doing. Nice post.
1400 years earlier, sometime before 62 AD, James said – Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.
So the real question is: If you envision creating a masterpiece (or anything good for that matter) and don’t make it, is that a sin?
Comments are closed.
Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.
Join 5,764 other followers
Peter Galbert's chair book
"Oak Furniture: The British Tradition"
"Furniture from British India and Ceylon" by Amin Jaffer
"Mahogany" by Jennifer Anderson
Guided by Voices
Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.