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Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

E. B. White, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (458 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, 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 (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by LEStephey

A small journey begins with one step and ends with another.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1040 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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