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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/k0emebpg  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 2011 by peter

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one.

Neil Postman, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Law and Politics

tiny.ag/ygbwscup  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at what kind of people are his friends and children.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/mfa7pfik  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

You are only young once... but you can be immature your whole life.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/muxgqopb  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Unknown, (Greek proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/bzeqsrni  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pkfmdhte  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

Unknown, (Zen saying), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kov3nzmi  ·   Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/tbra32py  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kk23yagw  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1iteoxru  ·   Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/haxoltok  ·   Fair (246 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Once you've accumulated sufficient knowledge to get by, you're too old to remember it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ybv1maqw  ·   Fair (335 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

One man's ceiling is another man's floor.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/2j17qytc  ·   Fair (948 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

One thing is one thing. Another thing is another thing.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/sshro1au  ·   Fair (325 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Gord Weitzel

Policy is a guide to the wise and a rule to the fool.

Unknown, (expression used in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qgiakofl  ·   Fair (1029 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Johan

Sharks mainly attack when your're wet.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/9zpbxeoc  ·   Fair (231 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Some people speak from experience; others, from experience, don't speak.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hjfwoanr  ·   Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Stupidity is also known as a medical disorder known as a rectal-cranial inversion.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ezridljt  ·   Fair (267 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The IQ of the group is the lowest IQ of a member of the group divided by the number of people in the group.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/rlmumka4  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/amjjwwpz  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance