Wisdom and Ignorance
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Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
No one wants a good education, but everyone wants a good degree.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.