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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/shpmv1fs  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/cnifx1o4  ·   Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/bku8tth7  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we are the only intelligent life in the universe, at least there's a finite number of idiots.

Steven Coallier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1b7ttrhh  ·   Fair (203 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We find comfort among those who agree with us; growth among those who don't.

Frank A. Clark, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hmqvyuqz  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/8gzg3rxx  ·   Fair (32 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ever notice that "what the hell" is always the right decision?

Marilyn Monroe, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/b1luxoq2  ·   Fair (297 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/daezmd7g  ·   Fair (277 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.

Wilson Mizner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/uxa3t4kn  ·   Fair (784 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Reality is something you rise above.

Liza Minnelli, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xz5aiowd  ·   Fair (290 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh (hardcover)

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me.

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/0elygtgv  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Space (paperback)

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

James Michener, Space, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kqr3auag  ·   Fair (145 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

Henry Louis Mencken, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qol2sxws  ·   Fair (53 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.

Peter Medawar, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/fkuqm4vt  ·   Fair (88 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

W. Somerset Maugham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/dwmxy2kw  ·   Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is civil defense against media fallout.

Marshall McLuhan, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/3zbbml0p  ·   Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Andy McIntyre, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/q7oo4vdf  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/gokrtfpu  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

R. D. Laing, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qabymet3  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jwespnab  ·   Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.

W. Somerset Maugham, in Wisdom and Ignorance