Saturday secret service psychologist: come play my mind game

Resist the Googling trigger fingers and use your brain instead. All the quotes below reveal an interesting personality – and are attributed to one real person. Can you put your secret service psychologist hat on – and guess who said it?

saturday secret service psychologist mind game

Don’t let Sharon throw you off.

Clues: he is said to be an ENTP and very intelligent.

His quotations:

  • The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
  • Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
  • Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
  • He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
  • The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
  • All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
  • Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
  • Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.
  • Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
  • Experience never errs; it is only your judgments that err by promising themselves effects such as are not caused by your experiments.
  • Just as courage is the danger of life, so is fear its safeguard.
  • Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
  • Time abides long enough for those who make use of it.
  • It is better to imitate ancient than modern work.
  • The smallest feline is a masterpiece.

Do comment if you wish – and especially if you don’t know the answer! I am very curious to see who you come up with 🙂

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.