God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't. Alfred Korzybski
If a psychiatric and scientific inquiry were to be made upon our rulers, mankind would be appalled at the disclosures. Alfred Korzybski
If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone. Alfred Korzybski
There are two ways to slice easily thorugh life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Alfred Korzybski
Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words. Alfred Korzybski
Two important characteristics of maps should be noticed. A map is not the territory it represents, but, if correct, it has a similar structure to the territory, which accounts for its usefulness. Alfred Korzybski
Whatever you say it is, it isn't. Alfred Korzybski
I was doing a bit of reading today and I noticed a familiar diagram. It didn't just remind me of Korzybski, he was the first to publish it. (I'm not in the mood to bust balls... Jessie Jackson has a monopoly on that this week anyway.)
Anyway, This is a fascinating guy that I became familiar with.... well.... lets just say a long time ago.
I Count Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski - Man is not an animal - Athenaeum Library of Philosophy
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