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Comment#  ·   Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W. C. Fields, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.

R. I. Fitzhenry, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (19 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

Paul Fix, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

Elbert Hubbard, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

Anne Hunninghake, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.

R. Inman, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

Morgan Ivy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (3066 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Comment#  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Pope John Paul I, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

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