You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.

Robert A. Heinlein

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12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2011

12 Responses to “Cherie’s Place -Thought for the Week”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Excellent. What about a thousand women? :)

    • CherryPie says:

      I think the quote means man as a race which means both men and women ;-)

      Though we could get all PC and try to reword the quote… Nah! I think it would spoil the impact of the quote ;-)

  2. Bernard says:

    Well, I don’t know about that Cherie. I’ve always thought “Men’s thoughts” were fairly logical. :)
    Not being a woman, I cannot even guess their thoughts! :)
    What I do know though, was what Lady Astor ( of Clevedon) said:-
    that if you want to get on the right side of a man, say to him :-
    “Now tell me all about yourself”.
    Game, set and match! :o

  3. Sadly so Cherie, sadly so

  4. Claude says:

    That photo is very interesting, Cherie.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks Claude, I was trying to explore my camera settings which wouldn’t quite do what I wanted.

      I have it figured out a bit better now if you see my ‘Home Grown’ post today :-)

  5. Ellee says:

    Yes, how odd, but true.

  6. Janice says:

    Logic often means exposing an ugly truth and if in regards to oneself than most prefer to stick to their prejudices.