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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/fj2gtz79  ·   Fair (223 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.

Robert Burton, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ieyckbys  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

Robert Burton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/mmclufba  ·   Fair (310 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Luther Burbank, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/dflvnw5h  ·   Fair (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lt8nmg5i  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. Wells, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/icyaq4sy  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

E. B. White, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1teeow0f  ·   Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1bm5oz9e  ·   Fair (461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/8dhiywlp  ·   Fair (458 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/e7pa2qtv  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hevntg1m  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/iurrlmux  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lveycuka  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hxzyk2h6  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fyc0iesz  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of Truth.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/zk1y5cnl  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/llsj2qct  ·   Fair (843 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pseudo-intellectual is a person who knows what "pseudo" means.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/4rgim10d  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fajyrg9v  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A library is an arsenal of liberty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/2o4terst  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by LEStephey

A small journey begins with one step and ends with another.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance