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Comment#  ·   Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.

Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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Comment#  ·   Fair (124 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. Wells, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (116 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Half a man's life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the original had some quality which is lost in the process.

E. B. White, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (461 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (458 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I am not young enough to know everything.

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (438 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I was asked by the customs if I had anything to declare. I said: Yes, I'd like to declare -- I'm a genius!

Oscar Wilde, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (554 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.

Oscar Wilde, in Science and Religion and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

H. H. Williams, in Wisdom and Ignorance and Work and Recreation

Comment#  ·   Fair (127 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (129 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Just because you've been wiping your ass for twenty years, that doesn't mean you've been doing it right.

John Winsett, (said at a training seminar), in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (100 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (73 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of Truth.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (76 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (85 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If we are the only intelligent life in the universe, at least there's a finite number of idiots.

Steven Coallier, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (94 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Style is an easy way of saying complicated things.

Jean Cocteau, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1030 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999 by David B. Cole, Jr.

Reality is subordinate to perception.

David B. Cole, Jr., 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

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