To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
1811 — 1872
The essence of wisdom is to remain suspicious of what you want to be true.
It’s incredible how much intelligence is used in this world to prove nonsense.
1813 — 1863
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
1942 — 1970
It takes lots of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.
Great minds think for themselves.
Immaturity is the inability to use one’s reason without the influence of others.
1724 — 1804
Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.
1184 — 1291
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
60? B.C. — 17
Just because you’re smart doesn’t mean you can’t act stupid.
The distance between many people’s ears is a block.
Never express yourself more clearly than you can think.
1885 — 1962
A wise man is nothing more than a fool with a good memory.
If knowledge is power and power corrupt, does knowledge corrupt?
1737 — 1777
If the teacher is ignorant, how can the student be expected to be any better?
An invention is intelligence waiting to be acknowledged.
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
1894 — 1961
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
1919 — 1990
The Peter Principle
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
45 — 120
Minds are like parachutes; they work best when they are open.