Wisdom and Stupidity

"Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."

Minna Antrim
Minna Antrim "Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Science and Culture"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"From the earliest times the old have rubbed it into the young that they are wiser than they, and before the young had discovered what nonsense this was they were old too, and it profited them to carry on the imposture."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Jesting Pilate"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit."

Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Life is so constructed that we move through different phases and stages, each requiring the skills and wisdom of the previous ones."

Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom does not trust to probabilities; it always marches in the midday light of reason."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"As many heads as many wits."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A fool is like all other men as long as he remains silent."

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Think much, speak little, write less."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Proverb - a definition ... The wisdom of many and the wit of one."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A wise man sees as much as he should, not as much as he can."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Never argue with a stupid person. First they'll drag you down to their level, then they will beat you with experience."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa "The Real Frank Zappa Book"

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A wise person has something to say, a fool has to say something."

Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The silence of a wise man is always meaningful."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother."

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed."

Samuel T. Coleridge
Samuel T. Coleridge "The Collected Works"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."

William James
William James "Principles of Psychology"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Proverbs contain within one or two lines the lessons of lifetime."

Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

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

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)