Wisdom and Ignorance
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Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
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.
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."
Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.
Lately I've found that if it weren't for stereotypes, conversation would be much more difficult for the closed-minded.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
When angry, count to ten before you speak; when very angry, a hundred.
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is its own troubles.