Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

Vocabulary Help

  • beware of – cuidado com
  • work hard – trabalha duro
  • learn (learn, learnt, learnt) – aprender
  • no wiser than before – nao mais sabio do que antes
  • murderous resentment – ressentimento assassino
  • hard way – da maneira mais dificil