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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/b8jzieda  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Do two wrongs make a right? Yes. The right to be wrong.

David Epstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b5zelloy  ·   Fair (531 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fbo95pnn  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.

Epicurus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/syqg9cuz  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/slywabar  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/5l9lxr7a  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If, while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment is glutted.

Marguerite Emmons, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jjws8glu  ·   Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jcg8ibwt  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/8hodlqqe  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confessor of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/tzkxgb3b  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6rk1jdhd  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

M. C. Escher, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/7andkqlu  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pizd3ywt  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

tiny.ag/qn3ryz0y  ·   Fair (408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jagw9uxy  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Scott Elledge, (on his retirement from Cornell University), in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/abelggxc  ·   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

tiny.ag/kmlacltu  ·   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

tiny.ag/vm35jkqm  ·   Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/7fjtgxm8  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Harlan Ellison, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/htczvg3n  ·   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