Wisdom and Ignorance
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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, "I don't know."
A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody has read.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something.
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.