Wisdom and Ignorance
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Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
Everything we really need to know we learned in kindergarten.
Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
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.
When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
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.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.