Wisdom and Ignorance
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Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement.
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fool their lack of understanding.
Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves.
The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Knowledge and belief are two separate tracks that run parallel to each other and never meet, except in the child.
To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
In order to keep an open mind, I am trying to avoid learning anything.
There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless.
Learning to shrug is the beginning of wisdom.
My advanced age has taught me the resignation of being Borges.