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"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it."
"Conceit spoils the finest genius."
“Modern intelligence won't accept anything on authority. But it will accept anything without authority.”
"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect."
"But facts always convince, and another man‘s opinion rarely convinces."
“Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”
"If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise."
"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance."
Percy Bysshe Shelley
“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.”
“Great wits are to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.”
“To be able to forget means sanity.”
"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."
“Seeing is not believing - it is only seeing.”
“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”
"A man thinks that by mouthing hard words, he understands hard things."
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom."
Stephen Vincent Benet
"To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks."
"Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."
“The man who says that he has no illusions has at least that one.”
"Men of few words are the best men"
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”