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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.

George Bernard Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (236 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.

George Bernard Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

George Bernard Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.

H. W. Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world's greatest heroes are the world's greatest fuck-ups.

Stacy Shaw, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes.

Scott Sheddan, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory.

Sir Henry Sidney, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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.

Herbert Simon, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

Socrates, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.

Ray Stevens, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.

Robert Louis Stevenson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.

David Summers, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (49 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.

Publilius Syrus, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something.

Sue S. Taylor, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

They talk most who have the least to say.

Mathew Prior, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (851 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Mark Richards

I am only serious about 20% of the time; one of the great joys of my life is the fact that I alone know when that is.

Mark Richards, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (136 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

La Rochefoucauld, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (125 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.

Will Rogers, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Theodore Roosevelt, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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