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Wisdom and Ignorance

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Commenttiny.ag/wirqwxvl  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/viymqgdo  ·   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

Commenttiny.ag/yfqykgpj  ·   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)

Commenttiny.ag/pgsxbect  ·   Fair (179 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it's been though a blender first.

Les Barker, An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/o1adwrjp  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never forget what you need to remember.

Garrett Bartley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/mchnry1s  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

Saul Bellow, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/z91tc0go  ·   Fair (430 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

Rami Belson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/hurfcg6j  ·   Fair (401 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Hector Berlioz, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/b3ohbca1  ·   Fair (254 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998  · 

He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.

M. Bernheisel, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/l0kufav6  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/ypvm5zmk  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/to1nvxvz  ·   Fair (131 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.

Burt Bacharach, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/6hcujeiu  ·   Fair (320 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Commenttiny.ag/hfx4m7bz  ·   Fair (555 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998 by David Shorr  · 

Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination

Petronius Arbiter, The Satyricon, XCIV, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Satyricon (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/2ljggwxr  ·   Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

Aristophanes, The Birds, 414 B.C., in Wisdom and Ignorance

Four Plays by Aristophanes (paperback)

Commenttiny.ag/dc6pcq9o  ·   Fair (425 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

All men naturally desire knowledge.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/6wydulw8  ·   Fair (348 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/khtxcyl0  ·   Fair (389 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/q2cvf8pi  ·   Fair (391 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

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

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Commenttiny.ag/6lar7dwe  ·   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

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