Nosce te ipsum. (Know thyself.)

Confucius–one of Beppsimus’ favorite philosophers–advises us as to the acquisition, or development, of knowledge.  He delineates three paths to wisdom.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest…

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“Second, by imitation, which is easiest…

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“And third, by experience, which is bitterest.”

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