The Greatest Paragraph of All Time
“Art is long. But life is short. The opportunity fleeting. Experience delusive.
Judgment therefore difficult.The physician must not only do the right
thing himself, but make sure the patient, the attendants, and the externals
—Hippocrates, 480-360 BC
Comment: no other paragraph I have ever found is so concise in its expression,
so tight in its logical sequence, so universally applicable, so painfully true.
Think law, parenting, teaching, sports….
YOUR TURN: What is your favorite paragraph? What is your candidate for greatest
paragraph of all time?