If you are not a moron, you need to know what circumstances justify what responses from you. You need to know yourself with clear elegance, like a philosopher does. It’s only a matter of time until you will need to know thyself fully. I would not stick my neck out for the general public because they must learn the hard way. The problem is the solution. Learn valor from the example of Thomas Jefferson, smarter than me, smarter than you.
—‘Reality’ Doug, 27 September 2013