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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Commenttiny.ag/b5zelloy  ·   Fair (531 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/sefftpkt  ·   Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W. C. Fields, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/y0inete4  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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.

Anatole France, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/b8pl5th4  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/x06lwkz4  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/6pua1ipj  ·   Fair (343 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/6b9j37a4  ·   Fair (528 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.

Benjamin Franklin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/bdh0f7mw  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.

Anna Freud, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/rlmumka4  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by Dave Supulski

The most undependable part on your car is the nut holding the wheel.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/w4srf1nw  ·   Fair (225 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/kk23yagw  ·   Fair (213 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/tbra32py  ·   Fair (306 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/kov3nzmi  ·   Fair (209 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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