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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/gvfo9jw1  ·   Fair (547 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/wqs4yam6  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

"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."

Lewis Carroll, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/rv5rwqlp  ·   Fair (164 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (hardcover)

"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/v1hbaimf  ·   Fair (95 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.

Dale Carnegie, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/okwhuss2  ·   Fair (91 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing about many things.

Thomas Carlyle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ultj3i4v  ·   Fair (263 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Sandra Carey, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/gesq5cpw  ·   Fair (357 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Frank Capra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/satkf7ke  ·   Fair (107 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Samuel Butler, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hcrgr6oa  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Voltaire, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/psxefgev  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/mrepdhu2  ·   Fair (366 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jpv6wv9c  ·   Fair (340 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, 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/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/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/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/t9jmvbpa  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

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

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Will Rogers, 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/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