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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/gbo6vshj  ·   Fair (55 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.

Werner Heisenberg, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/wgyfgj8m  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

Abraham Heschel, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yamidgsg  ·   Fair (519 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

tiny.ag/hyedkhd2  ·   Fair (330 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ls2p5dcg  ·   Fair (283 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sloppy thinking gets worse over time.

Jenny Holzer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/s0wemj5y  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way.

Donald O. Hebb, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ldizacqu  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Foundation (paperback)

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Salvor Hardin), in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/5jqhurzz  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Look to the past for guidance into the future.

Robert Jacob Goodkin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6qzazlkw  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ccrfqs3v  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm more like I am now than I ever was before.

Greg, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/wh6qtopk  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I improve on misquotation.

Cary Grant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/juocdkwi  ·   Fair (869 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ordinary people know little of the time and effort it takes to learn to read. I have been eighty years at it, and have not reached my goal.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hsbozuvd  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

Galileo Galilei, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/vk93rps4  ·   Fair (1554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/zzbstsyk  ·   Fair (275 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

Stanley Garn, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qwlnrjbr  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.

Iara Gassen, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1bbjwdu7  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.

Ellen Glasgow, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ufko7fwv  ·   Fair (3086 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I do not know myself and God forbid that I should.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/uejht2oo  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/z0pv1omm  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

Gail Godwin, in Wisdom and Ignorance