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Wisdom

August Friedrich Siegert – The Small Connoisseur

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Aristotle

Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

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.
Hermann Hesse

We don’t receive wisdom;
we must discover it for ourselves after a journey
that no one can take for us or spare us.
Marcel Proust

The fool doth think he is wise,
but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

People who know little are usually great talkers,
while men who know much say little.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The more I read, the more I acquire,
the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Voltaire

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Ignorance

Theodore Gerard – The Collectors Studio

Time after time,
history demonstrates that when people
don’t want to believe something,
they have enormous skills of ignoring it altogether.
Jim Butcher

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.
Jonathan Hennessey

He who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

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