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Comment#  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

Elbert Hubbard, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

Anne Hunninghake, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.

R. Inman, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

Morgan Ivy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, 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

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 (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Look to the past for guidance into the future.

Robert Jacob Goodkin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (146 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

I improve on misquotation.

Cary Grant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I'm more like I am now than I ever was before.

Greg, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (257 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Salvor Hardin), in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way.

Donald O. Hebb, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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