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Comment#  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Cicero, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   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

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Style is an easy way of saying complicated things.

Jean Cocteau, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1030 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by David B. Cole, Jr.

Reality is subordinate to perception.

David B. Cole, Jr., in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (39 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Henry Peter Brougham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (865 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.

Rita Mae Brown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (286 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.

Sam Brown, (Washington Post, 1977), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (230 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.

Sherrill Brown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.

Buddha, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (310 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Less than fifteen percent of the people do any original thinking on any subject... The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

Luther Burbank, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (870 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (355 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wit is educated insolence.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fool their lack of understanding.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

Josh Billings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

Josh Billings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.

Wayne Birmingham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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