Wisdom and Ignorance
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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think.
You have to be an intellectual to believe such nonsense. No ordinary man could be such a fool.
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.
Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.
A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.