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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (512 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Ignorance does not necesarilly mean one has a lack of wisdom, for a most ignorant person can be one with much wisdom. It's "live and learn" that creates wisdom.

Austin Holmes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (375 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham, in Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (619 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.

Werner von Braun, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (541 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (481 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

Anatole France, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (196 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes.

Doug Horton, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Confucius, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (373 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I think, therefore I am.

René Descartes, in Science and Religion

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (490 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (694 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

P. J. O'Rourke, in Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1383 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.

Frank Herbert, Dune, in Work and Recreation

Dune (paperback)

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1035 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Delay is preferable to error.

Thomas Jefferson, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (972 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The great question -- which I have not been able to answer -- is, "What does a woman want?"

Sigmund Freud, in Men and Women

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (419 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In war, there is no substitute for victory.

Douglas MacArthur, in War and Peace

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (376 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Happiness and Misery

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (370 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.

Edmond Jules Goncourt, in Art and Literature

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (398 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.

Doug Horton, in Altruism and Cynicism

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (269 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Hubert H. Humphrey, in Law and Politics

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (428 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.

Ludwig van Beethoven, in Success and Failure

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (421 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I don't feel good.

Luther Burbank, (dying words), in Life and Death

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