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Wisdom and Ignorance

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tiny.ag/lbtrv5my  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.

Wayne Birmingham, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/lnv4og3o  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.

Josh Billings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/y5vxd29g  ·   Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.

Josh Billings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/6kh8ljvj  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/yfqykgpj  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

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

tiny.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

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

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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

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

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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

tiny.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

tiny.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

tiny.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.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.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

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

All men naturally desire knowledge.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

Aristotle, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.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

tiny.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

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

Four Plays by Aristophanes (paperback)

The wise learn many things from their enemies.

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

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

The Satyricon (paperback)

Wisdom and beauty form a very rare combination

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