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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (224 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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 (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (253 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Unknown, (Greek proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (322 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 (255 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 (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of Truth.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A library is an arsenal of liberty.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A person is just about as big as the things that make them angry.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (843 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pseudo-intellectual is a person who knows what "pseudo" means.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (252 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never give advice -- a wise man won't need it, a fool won't heed it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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