On Intelligence, Optimism, and Pessimism

Two quotes from Antonio Gramsci.

“I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will”

“My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall… that is my strength, my only strength.”

OK I lied. Three quotes from Antonio Gramsci.

The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.


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