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Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that "what the hell" is always the right decision?

Marilyn Monroe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.

Mark Twain, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.

Mark Van Doren, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.

Edgard Varese, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (178 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (349 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

Voltaire, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Calvin and Hobbes (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (210 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

Unknown, (Zen saying), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (256 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Unknown, (Greek proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

You are only young once... but you can be immature your whole life.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can tell a lot about a person by looking at what kind of people are his friends and children.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

R. D. Laing, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

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