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Comment#  ·   Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson, in Vice and Virtue and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Carl Gustav Jung, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Gustav Jung, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (3686 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

Lassi Kämäri, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller, in 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 (1560 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

David Knight, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Science and Sanity (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

R. D. Laing, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.

Tom Lehrer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

Larry Leissner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1078 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

G. C. Lichtenberg, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

John Lilly, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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