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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/z1auvpyn  ·   Fair (82 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/e8syltpb  ·   Fair (147 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lkf1oudx  ·   Fair (79 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A person is just about as big as the things that make them angry.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/llsj2qct  ·   Fair (843 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A pseudo-intellectual is a person who knows what "pseudo" means.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/4rgim10d  ·   Fair (154 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A single fact can spoil a good argument.

Unknown, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/2o4terst  ·   Fair (877 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by LEStephey

A small journey begins with one step and ends with another.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/izsokq3v  ·   Fair (96 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qhswaupg  ·   Fair (1040 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by Glenn Troester

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/njk4cbzp  ·   Fair (113 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/26gdqtzf  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/o7ofzkdq  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/mwma270i  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you believe everything you read, you'd better not read.

Unknown, (Japanese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/eanvvuth  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qksor8sl  ·   Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xzi3am2h  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6jbweh3g  ·   Fair (963 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by John Cannizzaro

If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ls0zmykb  ·   Fair (142 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by Mark Dawson

However hot the water is, the fire still goes out.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xjb1ypdu  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Unknown, (Chinese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/hevntg1m  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/e7pa2qtv  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance