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Comment#  ·   Fair (161 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (358 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato, The Republic, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Republic (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Thinking is the soul talking to itself.

Plato, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (302 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.

Plato, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (783 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

'Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Alexander Pope, (from Golden Treasury of the Familiar), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (366 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People who don't think probably don't have brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake.

Joan Powers, Pooh's Little Instruction Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Pooh's Little Instruction Book (hardcover)

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