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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (38 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who learns and runs away, lives to learn another day.

Edward Lee Thorndike, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one wants a good education, but everyone wants a good degree.

Lee Rudolph, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (112 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

Bertrand Russell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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 (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

W. Somerset Maugham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Andy McIntyre, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is civil defense against media fallout.

Marshall McLuhan, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.

P. Medawar, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

James Michener, Space, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

Comment#  ·   Fair (784 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Reality is something you rise above.

Liza Minnelli, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (297 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Marilyn Monroe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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