Alfred Korzybski Quotes

“I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.”

Alfred Korzybski

“Ignorance is no excuse when once we know that ignorance is the only possible excuse.”

Alfred Korzybski

“The abuse of symbolism is like the abuse of food or drink: it makes people ill, and so their reactions become deranged.”

Alfred Korzybski

“The map is not the territory.”

Alfred Korzybski

“There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.”

Alfred Korzybski

"Manhood of Humanity" Quotes

“Definitions create conditions.”

Alfred Korzybski
Manhood of Humanity

“If those who know why and how neglect to act, those who do not know will act, and the world will continue to flounder.”

Alfred Korzybski
Manhood of Humanity