it is better to create than to learn

“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”

I’ve seen this quote attributed to Julius Caesar. I have a feeling he might not have actually said it, but am not prepared to read the entire de bello gallico right now just to find out. It certainly sounds like something a man of action might say; a conqueror and a maker of straight roads through winding places. At the same time, any good strategist must also be willing to learn and take humble lessons from experience. We are forces of nature when we create without thought. When we think and learn we become both good artists and sound craftspeople.

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