Wisdom and Ignorance
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Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.
To "be" means to be related.
An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
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.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.
In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.