Monday, March 25, 2013

Michael Ramsay, Archbishop of Canterbury during my childhood and during my religious phase a hero and profound influence, was once accused by an interviewer of being wise.
"Am I?" he asked. "I don't think so really. I think it is probably just the impression given by the absurd fecundity of my eyebrows."
"Well, your Grace," the interviewer persisted, "how would you define wisdom?"
"Wisdom?" Ramsay chewed the word around in his mouth. "Oh, I should say that wisdom is the ability to cope."
Moab Is My Washpot, Stephen Fry

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