Wisdom and Ignorance
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An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.
Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.
Ignorance does not necesarilly mean one has a lack of wisdom, for a most ignorant person can be one with much wisdom. It's "live and learn" that creates wisdom.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ordinary people know little of the time and effort it takes to learn to read. I have been eighty years at it, and have not reached my goal.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.
Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
I do not know myself and God forbid that I should.