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To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Desperation is like stealing from the mafia: you stand a good chance of attracting the wrong attention.
It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confessor of character.
If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.