Wisdom and Ignorance
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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing about many things.
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
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.
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.