Simple solutions, and complex problems

“To every complex problem, there is a simple solution. And it is usually the wrong one.” I cannot now recall where I first heard this. And I have no idea who first said it. Perhaps sadly, I have nonetheless found it to be so often true.

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Damian Lewis as Antony in Julius Caesar: ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen’ | Shakespeare Solos

Created by the Guardian newspaper, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. One of a series.

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.[…]

This is the first line from Desiderata, written in 1927 by American writer Max Ehrmann.

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