Wisdom to strive towards for those big and small

心胸 大 的 人談論 理想,心胸 小 的人 論 人 是非。

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Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.  — Eleanor Roosevelt

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I came across this sentence as I was learning Chinese and liked it.  It seems appropriate on the 4th to also quote a first lady saying something similar.  It seems also appropriate on this day celebrating our independence to remind that modern politics seems to be a weird amalgam of big minds and small minds, of those who discuss ideas and of those who discuss politicians.

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