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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/kgnpd9wc  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

Lassi Kämäri, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fg9hhljz  ·   Fair (3686 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Two things I cannot understand: myself and others.

Erkki J. Jyrkkanen, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/peqmtrl9  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

Carl Gustav Jung, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pojc3ikm  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.

Carl Gustav Jung, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/t8hgtc1d  ·   Fair (92 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.

W. Edwards Deming, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1jtdasvn  ·   Fair (1273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/asaliq9g  ·   Fair (3066 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

tiny.ag/qycsaode  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/06lybgnu  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pazvp4tb  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Pope John Paul I, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/8nji6wzs  ·   Fair (273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Samuel Johnson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/4hqstejw  ·   Fair (348 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

William Cowper, Conversation, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yvzq4h9m  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is the evolution of the mind.

Alison Crocker, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/n41eagpf  ·   Fair (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jpox64sd  ·   Fair (774 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The College Blue Book (data CD)

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/htczvg3n  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

The Earl of Chesterfield, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/vjcm5iep  ·   Fair (300 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson, in Vice and Virtue and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xozwtgoz  ·   Fair (866 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

Samuel Johnson, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/f4ckcyx8  ·   Fair (41 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you never change your mind, why have one?

Edward De Bono, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/cmrnisvx  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance