Great minds think about ideas

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Quote by Socrates: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discu...”

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Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss Yet it is a logical fallacy to think that just discussing events makes us smarter.


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Average minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas. Regardless of the speaker it raises interesting ideas, but raises them in a manner which more or less defeats the implied judgment. If it is small-minded to judge people, is that not precisely the effect of this quote? The richness of our lives is in our connections with others.

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4 thoughts on “Quote by Socrates: “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discu...”

  1. The words are attributed to social activist and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, but I have been unable to find a solid supporting citation.

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