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Push Aside the Men of Real Wisdom

In the wake of Steve Jobs' death, it seemed appropriate to come across:

"In many places flattery has been the path to power and wealth. In others it is only a good living. Yet everywhere the flatterers tend to push aside the men of real wisdom. Flattery is so much safer than telling unpleasant truths."

Larry Niven, "Inferno", p. 167.
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