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Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodor W. Adorno, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Ellen Glasgow, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

Stanley Garn, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.

Iara Gassen, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confessor of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If, while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment is glutted.

Marguerite Emmons, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.

Epicurus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Do two wrongs make a right? Yes. The right to be wrong.

David Epstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

M. C. Escher, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (531 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W. C. Fields, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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