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Comment#  ·   Fair (81 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If, while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the necessary qualifications, that field's employment is glutted.

Marguerite Emmons, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.

Epictetus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (87 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In a philosophical dispute, he gains most who is defeated, since he learns most.

Epicurus, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (321 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997 by David Epstein

Do two wrongs make a right? Yes. The right to be wrong.

David Epstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The most valuable and useful of all talents and abilities is that of never using two words or descriptions when one will do or suffice.

Dr. Squid, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (59 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (399 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.

Will Durant, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (202 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

The Earl of Chesterfield, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (97 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.

M. Shawn Cole, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (323 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake.

Confucius, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (407 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucius, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (450 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.

Confucius, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (23 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?

Ed Cotter, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (348 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A fool must now and then be right by chance.

William Cowper, Conversation, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (75 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is the evolution of the mind.

Alison Crocker, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (779 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (774 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (694 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.

Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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