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Comment#  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Unknown, (Chinese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Mark Dawson

However hot the water is, the fire still goes out.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by John Cannizzaro

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you believe everything you read, you'd better not read.

Unknown, (Japanese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you do what you've always done, you'll be what you've always been.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you explain so clearly that nobody can misunderstand, somebody will.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you -- but if you really make them think they'll hate you.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If you're here, you're alive.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most valuable and useful of all talents and abilities is that of never using two words or descriptions when one will do or suffice.

Dr. Squid, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

The Earl of Chesterfield, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (42 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

Bob Edwards, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before God we are all equally wise -- and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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