Wisdom and Ignorance
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No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!
Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.
Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.
To "be" means to be related.
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.
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.
'Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one's mouth and remove all doubt.