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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/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/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/d3ttj2ag  ·   Fair (374 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

Elbert Hubbard, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/q7oo4vdf  ·   Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/oayda2mh  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

David Hume, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

Anne Hunninghake, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/qe3bg8q5  ·   Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/egvuw4ni  ·   Fair (852 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.

Robert G. Ingersoll, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/bague6sg  ·   Fair (35 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.

R. Inman, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/jdfanm7k  ·   Fair (238 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.

Morgan Ivy, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/23goyhuk  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.

William James, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/1jtdasvn  ·   Fair (1273 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Thomas Jefferson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/asaliq9g  ·   Fair (3066 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

tiny.ag/qycsaode  ·   Fair (1009 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.

Thomas Jefferson, Writings, in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/06lybgnu  ·   Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.

Jesus Christ, (Matthew 6:34), in Wisdom and Ignorance

tiny.ag/pazvp4tb  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.

Pope John Paul I, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance