It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
Wisdom cannot be imparted.
Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart
always sounds like foolishness to someone else.
Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.
One can find it, live it, do wonders through it,
but one cannot communicate and teach it.
We don’t receive wisdom;
we must discover it for ourselves after a journey
that no one can take for us or spare us.
The fool doth think he is wise,
but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
People who know little are usually great talkers,
while men who know much say little.
The more I read, the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded
that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Time after time,
history demonstrates that when people
don’t want to believe something,
they have enormous skills of ignoring it altogether.
History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and
nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance,
hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization.
By its servility it is the prey of tyranny,
and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.
Lemuel K. Washburn
No matter how big the lie;
repeat it often enough and
the masses will regard it as the truth.
John F. Kennedy
Nothing in the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ignorance is ultimately
the worst enemy of a people who want to be free.
He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.