Wikiquote:Quote of the day/March 23, 2016

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You could never teach other people anything that mattered. The important things they had to learn for themselves, almost always by making mistakes, so that the lessons arrived too late to help. Experience was in that sense useless. It was precisely what could not be passed along in a lesson or an equation.
~ Kim Stanley Robinson ~
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