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Comment#  ·   Fair (157 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (279 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (415 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (172 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum -- "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."

Ambrose Bierce, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (460 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the fool their lack of understanding.

Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, in Wisdom and Ignorance

The Devil's Dictionary (paperback)

Comment#  ·   Fair (111 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you believe everything you read, you'd better not read.

Unknown, (Japanese proverb), in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (109 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can read this, thank a teacher.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (160 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you can't learn to do it well, learn to enjoy doing it badly.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (128 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you do what you've always done, you'll be what you've always been.

Unknown, in Success and Failure and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (149 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (108 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you explain so clearly that nobody can misunderstand, somebody will.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (104 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you -- but if you really make them think they'll hate you.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (1152 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

If you're here, you're alive.

Unknown, in Life and Death and Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (166 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (258 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Live to learn... forget... and learn again.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (262 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (255 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Never give advice -- a wise man won't need it, a fool won't heed it.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid.

Unknown, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (546 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.

Jane Austen, in Wisdom and Ignorance

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