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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/dy2zaj4v  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Will Rogers, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hlnxvxip  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

La Rochefoucauld, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kjdwev6x  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Mark Richards

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.

Mark Richards, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ijzxqrho  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/y76kfgou  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They talk most who have the least to say.

Mathew Prior, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kqr3auag  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/mfx0o8sc  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Anaïs Nin, in Happiness and Misery and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/h2rdoaxw  ·   Fair (289 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/loqr7ybp  ·   Fair (272 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too clever is dumb.

Ogden Nash, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/otl52twf  ·   Fair (656 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by James Menzies

The masses have little time to think. And how incredible is the willingness of modern man to believe.

Benito Mussolini, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/8gzg3rxx  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that "what the hell" is always the right decision?

Marilyn Monroe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b1luxoq2  ·   Fair (297 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/daezmd7g  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/uxa3t4kn  ·   Fair (784 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Reality is something you rise above.

Liza Minnelli, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/rci53dro  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Henry Peter Brougham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/3zbbml0p  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Andy McIntyre, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/dwmxy2kw  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is civil defense against media fallout.

Marshall McLuhan, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/eqpdfyuw  ·   Fair (865 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Rita Mae Brown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pdln3czv  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker, (when asked to use the word "horticulture" in a sentence), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/0elygtgv  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Space (paperback)

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

James Michener, Space, in Wisdom and Ignorance