On Wisdom


“Be what you would seem to be
— or, if you’d like it put more simply — never imagine
yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear
to others that what you were or might have been
was not otherwise than what you had been
would have appeared to them to be otherwise.”

~ The Duchess,
Alice in Wonderland,
Lewis Carroll,
Chapter 9: The Mock
Turtle’s Story. 

Illustration by Gwynedd M. Hudson
London: William Heinemann, 1907

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