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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/nolhz29r  ·   Fair (126 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/xachd7wx  ·   Fair (677 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.

Alfred Korzybski, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qabymet3  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.

Akiro Kurosawa, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qiy9xdhn  ·   Fair (1031 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To "be" means to be related.

Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity, 1933 (4th ed., 1958), in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/tcyzf8gu  ·   Fair (1560 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by David Knight

An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.

David Knight, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/w4crozj1  ·   Fair (52 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.

John Maynard Keynes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/gokrtfpu  ·   Fair (563 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If I don't know I don't know, I think I know. If I don't know I know, I think I don't know.

R. D. Laing, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/htpbx3e8  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.

Lao Tsu, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

tiny.ag/hrlrndwx  ·   Fair (216 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.

Tom Lehrer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pgdfkoxt  ·   Fair (72 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

Larry Leissner, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/airwcz94  ·   Fair (1078 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

G. C. Lichtenberg, in Art and Literature and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/0h8wlpui  ·   Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

John Lilly, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/n5jvquk2  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.

Nicolas Martin, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qkrsbfxv  ·   Fair (48 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

Shirley Maclaine, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/ipa5yree  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

John A. Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/wuzygxbp  ·   Fair (135 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Watch the traffic, the light will never hit you.

"Moms" Mabley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/st9mqgf5  ·   Fair (99 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jp6bkest  ·   Fair (326 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

John F. Kennedy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/knhyutua  ·   Fair (298 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy, in Law and Politics and Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/kgnpd9wc  ·   Fair (384 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Even thinking is participation.

Lassi Kämäri, in Wisdom and Ignorance