Wisdom and Ignorance
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What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
No one wants a good education, but everyone wants a good degree.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory.
Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately.
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.