Wisdom and Ignorance
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Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory.
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.
Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.
Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.
Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.