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Comment#  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

Aristophanes, The Birds, 414 B.C., in Wisdom and Ignorance

Four Plays by Aristophanes (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (425 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men naturally desire knowledge.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (348 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wit is educated insolence.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (326 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.

John Maynard Keynes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The best defense against logic is ignorance.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (464 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by S. Gilmary Beagle

The dead and the stupid never change their opinions.

S. Gilmary Beagle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (182 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

The definition of experience is knowledge acquired too late.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

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