Wisdom and Ignorance
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A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Whenever anyone says anything he is indulging in theories.
To "be" means to be related.
An expert is someone who is one page ahead of you in the manual.
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 great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.
"Contrariwise," continued Tweedledee, "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."
"Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."