Wisdom and Ignorance
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An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.
To "be" means to be related.