Wisdom and Stupidity

"He, who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Time ripens all things. No man is born wise."

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it."

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll "Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Remind yourself that all men assert that wisdom is the greatest good, but that there are few who strenuously seek out that greatest good."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Even if we accept, as the basic tenet of true democracy, that one moron is equal to one genius, is it necessary to go a further step and hold that two morons are better than one genius?"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."

Rating: 6.28 (Number of Voters: 25)

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom goes not always by years."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Wise people know the fact, smart people know how to act, intelligent people don't react, brilliant people make an impact; but the truly nice people make wisely everyone understand how to act smart or intelligently react for a brilliant impact."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 8)

"Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding and understanding is not wisdom."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Thinking is hard work, which is why you don't see a lot of people doing it."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God give me the serenity to accept things which cannot be changed; Give me courage to change things which must be changed ;And the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."

Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a terrible warning."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A loving heart is the truest wisdom."

Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dig the well before you are thirsty."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Love is being stupid together."

Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else."

Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni "A Dialogue"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald "Notebook M, The Crack-Up"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom."

Elizabeth Gaskell
Elizabeth Gaskell "Wives and Daughters"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"He who can find new wisdom in old knowledge will be a good teacher."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves."

Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin "Intimate Journals"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Intelligence complicates. Wisdom simplifies."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear."

Ihab Hassan
Ihab Hassan "The Right Promethean Fire"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Education: How come we have smart bombs and dumb kids?"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless."

Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet; August 6, 1846
Gustave Flaubert letter to Louise Colet; August 6, 1846

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Psychology - the art of turning stupidity into illness."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his way."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Books, the children of the brain."

Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift "A Tale Of A Tub"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool."

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling "Plain Tales from the Hills"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)