Archive for the 'Ignorance Quotes' Category

“He who asks is a…” Chinese Proverb

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

“Where we have strong emotions…” Carl Sagan

“Where we have strong emotions, we’re liable to fool ourselves.” Carl Sagan

“I have often depended on…” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“I have often depended on the blindness of strangers.” Adrienne E. Gusoff

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than…” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear

“All human situations have their…” Benjamin Franklin

“All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.” Benjamin Franklin

“A man with a watch…” Segal’s Law

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

“Real knowledge is to know…” Confucius

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” Confucius

“Any fool can criticize, condemn…” Dale Carnegie

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” Dale Carnegie

“Trying to determine what is…” Ben Hecht

“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” Ben Hecht

“Only two things are infinite…” Albert Einstein

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

“The mind of a bigot…” Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“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 Jr

“The world is governed more…” Daniel Webster

“The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.” Daniel Webster

“A wise man can see…” Anonymous

“A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.” Anonymous

“Men of ill judgement…” Sophocles

“Men of ill judgement often ignore the good that lies within their hands.” Sophocles

“If a man will begin…” Francis Bacon

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.” Francis Bacon

“It isn’t that they can’t…” G.K. Chesterton

“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” G.K. Chesterton

“We don’t see things…” Anais Nin

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Anais Nin

“If the only tool…” Abraham Maslow

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” Abraham Maslow

“The smaller the mind…” Aesop

“The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.” Aesop

“It is better to know…” James Thurber

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

“The truth does not change…” Flannery O’Connor

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” Flannery O’Connor

“Man is equally incapable…” Blaise Pascal

“Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.” Blaise Pascal

“Egotism is the anesthetic…” Frank Leahy

“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.” Frank Leahy

“Anyone who has never…” Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee…” Mary Kay Ash

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble been doesn’t know it and goes on flying anyway.” Mary Kay Ash

“To pretend to know…” Lao-Tzu

“To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.”     – Lao-Tzu