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The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. -- Daniel J. Boorstin

I wish I were as smart as I once thought I was, and I wish I were not as ignorant as I now know I am. -- Bill Purdin
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful. -- A. R. Ammons

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

The sum of intelligence in the world is constant but the population is growing.

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

The palest ink is better than the best memory. -- Chinese Proverb
Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil
that covers a divine peace and joy. -- Edward Chapin

What was said is always more important than who said it. -- Bill Purdin

The growth of knowledge depends entirely on disagreement. -- Karl Popper

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. -- Audre Lorde

To be intelligent is to be open-minded, active, memoried, and persistently experimental. -- Leopold Stein

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. -- Voltaire

Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines -- R. Buckminster Fuller

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge. -- Daniel J. Boorstin
Knowledge isn't what's in your head, it's knowing how what's in your head compares to what's really true. -- Bill Purdin
Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. -- C. S. Lewis
I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance
than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn or been awarded.
-- Henry David Thoreau
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth. -- Benjamin Disraeli
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
-- Oprah Winfrey
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. -- Confucius

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. -- Jimi Hendrix

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. -- Plato

It took nine years, and a great depression, and two wars ending in defeat, and one surrender without war, to break my faith in the benign power of the press. Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was honey, appetizing: a habit. -- Martha Gellhorn

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

When minds are closed they become impervious to reason. -- Jawaharlal Nehru

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. -- George Santayana

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
-- John Milton

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
-- Vernon Sanders

Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All knowedge in our world is about people not things, even though it seems to be the other way around. -- Bill Purdin
Any fool can know. The point is to understand. -- Albert Einstein

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
-- John Burroughs

Two things one should never be angry at: what one can help, and what one cannot help.-- Thomas Fuller
Not to know what happened before one was born is always to be a child. -- Cicero

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