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Commenttiny.ag/cxkiivxs · ★★☆☆ Fair (399 ratings) · submitted 1997
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance
Commenttiny.ag/y7qkjsrf · ★★☆☆ Fair (255 ratings) · submitted 1997
Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity.
R. I. Fitzhenry, in Wisdom and Ignorance
Commenttiny.ag/sutptyxa · ★★☆☆ Fair (19 ratings) · submitted 1997
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Paul Fix, in Wisdom and Ignorance
Commenttiny.ag/chnlsua0 · ★★☆☆ Fair (36 ratings) · submitted 1997
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance
Commenttiny.ag/hksesmq7 · ★★☆☆ Fair (313 ratings) · submitted 1997 ·
Education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance
Commenttiny.ag/0hselcjm · ★★☆☆ Fair (484 ratings) · submitted 1997
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Commenttiny.ag/c9ykbift · ★★☆☆ Fair (769 ratings) · submitted 1997
When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.