What you don’t know you don’t know is more than you think.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21,
I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Is chess non-violent war?
Do some football running backs fake left and go right
to intentionally mislead the defense
into committing energy and mass in the wrong direction?
All warfare is based on deception.
…when able to attack we must seem unable,
when using our forces we must seem inactive,
when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far…,
when far away, we must make him believe we are near.
Are chances better
for players who more accurately calculate probabilities
the farthest into the future?
If opponents don’t begin with pieces of the same number and value,
and players can think they’re winning when losing,
can influencing others’ thoughts enhance results, and vice versa?
Statements by high officials are practically always misleading,
when they are designed to bolster a falling market.
Gerald M. Loeb
Can observation alter the observed?