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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/klphp6u7  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodor W. Adorno, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hsbozuvd  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/np6qfeud  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (audio cassette)

Everything we really need to know we learned in kindergarten.

Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/bdh0f7mw  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.

Anna Freud, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6b9j37a4  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6pua1ipj  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/x06lwkz4  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b8pl5th4  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/c9ykbift  ·   Fair (769 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/0hselcjm  ·   Fair (484 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hksesmq7  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/sefftpkt  ·   Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W. C. Fields, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b8jzieda  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Do two wrongs make a right? Yes. The right to be wrong.

David Epstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6rk1jdhd  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

M. C. Escher, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/tzkxgb3b  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b5zelloy  ·   Fair (531 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/sutptyxa  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/y0inete4  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/chnlsua0  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/y7qkjsrf  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

R. I. Fitzhenry, in Wisdom and Ignorance