Wisdom and Ignorance
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Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
I am only serious about 20% of the time; one of the great joys of my life is the fact that I alone know when that is.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.
Ever notice that "what the hell" is always the right decision?
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.