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Comment#  ·   Fair (119 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodor W. Adorno, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (234 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Gail Godwin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (3086 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 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 (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (484 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (769 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.

Anna Freud, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (414 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything we really need to know we learned in kindergarten.

Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (1554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We must become the change we want to see.

Mahatma Gandhi, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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