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Comment#  ·   Fair (106 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

M. C. Escher, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (93 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

Euripides, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (531 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett, in War and Peace and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (150 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W. C. Fields, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (185 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (42 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

Bob Edwards, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (241 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before God we are all equally wise -- and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (264 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (499 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (319 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (163 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (158 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Scott Elledge, (on his retirement from Cornell University), in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (140 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.

Harlan Ellison, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (408 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (473 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

Comment#  ·   Fair (229 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (451 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confessor of character.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (280 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (247 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

The wise through excess of wisdom is made a fool.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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