Intelligence Quotes
Thursday, June 30, 2005
By: Matthew Doucette

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“...a student completely conditioned to work for a grade rather than for the knowledge the grade was supposed to represent.” - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, (on what the school system creates)

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” - William James

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” - unknown

“A little learning is a dangerous thing.” - Alexander Pope

“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” - Albert Einstein

“A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.” - Segal's Law

“A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.” - Albert Einstein

“A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” - Bertrand Russell

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” - Balthasar Gracian

“An approximate answer to the right question is worth a great deal more than a precise answer to the wrong question.” - unknown, The first golden rule of mathematics, sometimes attributed to John Tukey

“An idiot repeats his mistakes. A smart man learns from his mistakes. But a genius learns from the mistakes of others.” - unknown

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” - Albert Einstein

“Average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.” - Unknown

“Bad teaching is teaching which presents an endless procession of meaningless signs, words and rules, and fails to arouse the imagination.” - W.W. Sawyer

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” - unknown

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Beware of the man of one book.” - Thomas Aquinas

“bright - Animatedly clever; intelligent.” - dictionary.com

“By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of view -- the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice.” - Alan Kay

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” - Confucius, Chinese Philosopher, 551-479 BC

“clever - Mentally quick and original; bright.” - dictionary.com

“Common sense is that collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” - Albert Einstein

“Complex problems have simple, easy to understand wrong answers.” - Grossman's Law

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” - Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance.” - Robert Quillen

“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance.” - Unknown

“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.” - Albert Einstein

“Do rewards motivate people? Absolutely. They motivate people to get rewards.” - Alfie Kohn

“Don't argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” - Phil

“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” - Rabbinical Saying

“Doodling is the brooding of the mind.” - Saul Steinberg

“During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.” - Albert Einstein

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.” - Albert Einstein

“Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” - Sir William Haley

“Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” - G. M. Trevelyan

“Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.” - Charles Babbage

“Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions.” - Eric Temple Bell, 1883-1960

“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” - Will Rogers, 1879-1935

“Everything happens for a reason.” - unknown

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” - Albert Einstein

“Everything that can be counted doesn't necessarily count; everything that counts can't necessarily be counted.” - Albert Einstein

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” - Commissioner of Patents, 1899

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” - Carl Sagan

“Eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable.” - Dr. Chris French, Parapsychologist

“Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

“Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.” - Dan Barker

“Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits.” - Dan Barker

“Faith is not evidence.” - FoxifiedNutjob, digg.com

“Favors cease to be favors when there are conditions attached to them.” - Thornton Wilder

“For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner ... on an unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies. ... That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that.” - Carl Sagan

“genius - Extraordinary intellectual and creative power.” - dictionary.com

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.” - Chapman Cohen

“Great minds think for themselves.” - Immanuel Kant

“He appears to have been educated beyond his intelligence.” - unknown

“He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.” - Voltaire

“He that will not reason is a bigot. He that cannot reason is a fool. He that dares not reason is a slave.” - William Drummond, 1585-1649

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” - Unknown

“He who is not aware of his ignorance will be only misled by his knowledge.” - Richard Whatley

“How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'” - John Abbott, American Actor

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” - Douglas Adams, 1952-2001

“Human reason exhausts itself ceaselessly to explain the inexplicable. Explanation itself is high comedy, as preposterous as trying to see the back of one's own head, but the vanity of the ego is boundless, and it becomes even more overblown by this very attempt to make sense of nonsense. The mind, in its identity with the ego, cannot by definition, comprehend reality; if it could, it would instantly dissolve itself upon recognizing its own illusory nature. It's only beyond the paradox of mind transcending ego that what Is stands forth, self-evident and dazzling in its infinite Absoluteness. And then all of these words are useless.” - David Hawkings, Power vs. Force

“I am sometimes shocked by the blasphemies of those who think themselves pious.” - Bertrand Russell

“I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.” - Molly Ivins

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.” - Albert Einstein

“I do not believe in immortality of the individual, and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.” - Albert Einstein

“I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil.” - Albert Einstein

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” - Galileo Galilei

“I don't see any god up here.” - Yuri Gagarin, in orbit, 1961

“I get the facts, I study them patiently, I apply imagination.” - Bernard M. Baruch

“I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” - Galileo Galilei

“I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious theories of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.” - Thomas Edison

“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.” - Albert Einstein

“I reject your reality and substitute my own!” - Adam Savage, MythBusters

“I think therefore I am.” - Descartes

“I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment, but you humans do not. You move to an area, and you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet, you are a plague, and we are the cure.” - Agent Smith, to Neo, The Matrix

“If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good.” - Seven Years in Tibet, writing credit: Becky Johnston

“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it's still a foolish thing.” - Bertrand Russell

“If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.” - Isaac Asimov

“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” - Isaac Asimov

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” - Albert Einstein

“If something is ugly or hard, it is wrong.” - w-uh.com, w-uh.com/articles/030101-w-uh.html

“If the teacher is ignorant, how can the student be expected to be any better?” - Rick Moore

“If there is no place for pleasure in teaching, surely our Teaching has failed us altogether.” - Kenneth Eble, 1988

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.” - Albert Einstein

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.” - Albert Einstein

“If you think your belief is based upon reason, you will support it by argument rather than by persecution, and will abandon it if the argument goes against you. But if your belief is based upon faith, you will realize that argument is useless, and will therefore resort to force either in the form of persecution or by stunting or distorting the minds of the young in what is called 'education.'” - Bertrand Russell

“If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.” - Yugoslav Proverb

“If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.” - Thomas Jefferson

“Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.” - Albert Einstein

“In school, you are given the lesson first. On the street, you're given the mistake first and then it's up to you to find the lesson, if you ever find it.” - Robert Kiyosaki, Page 153, Rich Dad's Guide To Investing by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon Lechter

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” - George Orwell

“Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.” - Larry McMurtry

“Information is not knowledge.” - Albert Einstein

“Instead of encouraging the student to devote himself to his studies for the sake of studying, instead of encouraging in him a real love for his subject and for inquiry, he is encouraged to study for the sake of his personal career; he is led to acquire only such knowledge as is serviceable in getting him over the hurdles which he must clear for the sake of his advancement.” - Karl Popper

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” - Albert Einstein

“intelligence - The capacity to acquire and apply knowledge, especially toward a purposeful goal.” - dictionary.com

“It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists... and I never stopped asking questions.” - Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” - Arthur C. Clarke

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” - Albert Einstein

“It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity.” - Albert Einstein

“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.” - James Thurber

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” - Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. American novelist and polemicist, 1878-1968

“It is not best that we all should think alike; it is differences of opinion that make horse races.” - Mark Twain

“It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.” - Albert Einstein

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

“It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.” - Claude Bernard, 1813-1878, French Physiologist

“It isn't smart to argue with a fool; listeners can't tell which is which.” - S.

“It seems to be a constant throughout history: In every period, people believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you would have gotten in terrible trouble for saying otherwise.

Is our time any different? To anyone who has read any amount of history, the answer is almost certainly no. It would be a remarkable coincidence if ours were the first era to get everything just right.

It's tantalizing to think we believe things that people in the future will find ridiculous. What would someone coming back to visit us in a time machine have to be careful not to say?” - Paul Graham

“It takes lots of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.” - Herold

“It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.” - Albert Einstein

“It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.” - Judy Blume

“It's often uncomfortable, but in the long run it makes more sense to deal with reality” - Michael Abrash

“I've found that people who are great at something are not so much convinced of their own greatness as mystified at why everyone else seems so incompetent.” - Paul Graham

“Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.” - Homer Simpson

“Just because you "feel good" in your belief doesn't make it truth.” - FoxifiedNutjob, digg.com

“knowledge - The state or fact of knowing. Familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study.” - dictionary.com

“Knowledge has never been known to enter the head via an open mouth.” - unknown

“Knowledge is telling the past. Wisdom is predicting the future.” - Tim Garvey

“Knowledge is useless unless you can apply it.” - Unknown

“Life is tough. It's tougher when you're stupid.” - John Wayne

“Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off!” - Henry Miller

“Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do.” - Bertrand Russell

“Math class is tough.” - Barbie, 1994

“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.” - Albert Einstein

“Most authors have one idea per book. Shakespeare had two per sentence.” - Lauren Hutton, Supermodel

“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.” - Mary Ellen Kelly

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.” - Oscar Wilde

“Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.” - Napoleon

“Never underestimate stupid people in large groups.” - Unknown

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” - unknown

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” - Albert Einstein

“Of course not. After all, I may be wrong.” - Bertrand Russell, (asked whether he would be prepared to die for his beliefs)

“On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.” - Charles Babbage, invented the Difference Engine and Analytical Engine

“One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.” - Proverb

“Only two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the former.” - Albert Einstein

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” - Albert Einstein

“People are just stupid.” - unknown

“People have no appreciation for how stupid they are.” - M.D.

“People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.” - Brendan Francis

“People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.” - Stephen Hawking

“Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.” - Kahlil Gibran

“Prejudice is the child of ignorance.” - William Hazlitt

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” - Albert Einstein

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.” - Confucius, 551?-479 BC, Chinese Philosopher

“Rebellion is almost as stupid as obedience. In either case you let yourself be defined by what they tell you to do.” - Paul Graham, What You'll Wish You'd Known, January 2005

“Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.” - Saadi

“School destroys creativity and rewards conformity. The perfect student is the perfect slave.” - M.D.

“Schools teach you to imitate. If you don't imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A's. Originality on the other hand could get you anything -- from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it.” - Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, ch. 16, 1974

“Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” - Albert Einstein

“Smart is believing half of what you hear, brilliant is knowing which half to believe.” - Unknown

“Strange how much you have to know before you know how little you know.” - Unknown

“Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin; the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentance is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.” - Lazarus Long

“Take care not to make the intellect our god; it has powerful muscles but no personality.” - Albert Einstein

“Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand.” - Confucius

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” - Joseph Joubert

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” - Albert Einstein

“The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” - George Bernard Shaw

“The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd; indeed, in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.” - Bertrand Russell, Christian Ethics from Marriage and Morals (1950), quoted from James A. Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief

“The foolish seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.” - unknown

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” - Stephen Hawking

“The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.” - unknown

“The ignorant majority overrule the intelligent minority.” - M.D.

“The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that cannot learn, unlearn, relearn.” - Alvin Toffler, American Author

“The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.” - John Locke, 1632-1704, British Philosopher

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” - Albert Einstein

“The lottery is just a tax on people who are bad at math.” - Unknown

“The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.” - Albert Einstein

“The mind is like the stomach. It not how much you put into it, but how much it digests.” - Albert Jay Nock

“The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.” - Charles Caleb Colton

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” - Albert Einstein

“The philosopher should be a man willing to listen to every suggestion,but determined to judge for himself.He should not be a respector of persons,but of things.Truth should be his primary object.” - Michael Faraday

“The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.” - Elbert Hubbard

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” - Albert Einstein

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.” - Albert Einstein

“The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested.” - William Dean Howells, 1837-1920

“The third rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.The second rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.The first rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” - A.A.Milne

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

“The truth is all that really matters.” - JD

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.” - Bertrand Russell

“There is a great difference between knowledge and intelligence.” - unknown

“There is no excuse for deceiving children. And when, as must happen in conventional families, they find that their parents have lied, they lose confidence in them and feel justified in lying to them.” - Bertrand Russell, Our Sexual Ethics (1936)

“There is no knowledge that is not power.” - Unknown

“There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet

“This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves.” - Robert G. Ingersoll

“This is the problem with debating creationists: You cannot reason a person out of position that they did not reason themselves into.” - FoxifiedNutjob, digg.com

“Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.” - Lao Tzu, 550 B.C.-?

“Thought is the labor of intellect, reverie is its pleasure.” - Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

“To do easily what is difficult for others is the mark of talent. To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.” - Henri-Frédéric Amiel

“To have arrived on this earth as a product of a biological accident, only to depart through human arrogance, would be the ultimate irony.” - R. Leakey

“To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.” - Confucius, 551-479 B.C.

“To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.” - unknown

“To me the worst thing seems to be a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject.” - Albert Einstein

“To see what students learn in school, look at how they leave school. If they leave thinking that reading and writing are difficult and pointless, that mathematics is confusing, that history is irrelevant, and that art is a bore, then that is what they have been taught. People learn what is demonstrated to them, and this reality will not change to suit the convenience of politicians and educations administrators.” - Frank Smith, Insult to Intelligence, 1986, p.ix

“To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.” - Isaac Asimov

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” - Roger Lewin

“Tradition is fundamentally flawed. It assumes someone, a long time ago, got things right.” - M.D.

“Truth fears no trial.” - unknown

“Two methods of going through life are: 1) believing everything you hear or 2) not believing everything you hear. Both require no thinking.” - Unknown

“Violence is the last resort of the incompetent.” - Isaac Asimov

“We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.” - Stephen Covey, 1932-, American author, trainer, motivator

“We underrate our brains and our intelligence. Education has become such a complicated and overregulated activity that learning is regarded as something difficult that the brain would rather not do... But reluctance to learning cannot be attributed to the brain. Learning is one of the brain's primary functions, its constant concern, and we become restless and frustrated if there is no learning to be done. We are all capable of high and unsuspected learning accomplishments without effort.” - Frank Smith, Insult to Intelligence, 1986, p.18

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.” - Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.” - Richard P. Feynman

“When a man steals your wife there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.” - Sacha Guitry

“When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.” - Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745

“When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.” - Abraham Lincoln

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

“When prophets prophesize, they are called idiots. If they are correct, they are called geniuses.” - Sean G.

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.” - Japanese Proverb

“Who is more foolish? The fool, or the fool that follows him?” - Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars

“Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” - Prov 12:1 NKJV

“Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something? For more that your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Yes? No? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose.” - Agent Smith, to Neo, The Matrix Revolutions

“wisdom - The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.” - dictionary.com

“Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

“Without data, all you are is another person with an opinion.” - unknown

 

 

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