As part of writing a syllabus for statistics courses, I attempt to inspire people who may be more afraid of statistics. One such inspiration I confabulated is that a Nobel Prize winner once said that we should buy gifts for our enemies because they teach us so much about ourselves. In my attempt to actually find this quote, I found the original quote from the Dalai Lama. It is somewhat close (?):

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”