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Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.


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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots
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No formal course in fiction-writing can equal a close and observant perusal of the stories of Edgar ...
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The wise can learn from the foolish as the foolish can learn from the wise
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Feast of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher, 397 To the good man to die is gain. The foolish fea...
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The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
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It was a slow understanding that the lack of education in a country like Somalia creates these huge ...
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Two things a wise man never discloses to the public; his money and his women.
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We're hoping for 100 percent compliance, it's a very simple thing. It's the lack of information, and...
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Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
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So few people understand about anything.
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You can be wise in certain things but to be consider a wise person you have to be wise in all
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The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. ...
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The least foolish is wise.
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"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
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Silence is wise if we are foolish, but foolish if we are wise.
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That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public
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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
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Few of the many wise apothegms, which have been uttered from the time of the seven sages of Greece t...
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That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public
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That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public.
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Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
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Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
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Life's irony;Atimes the wise may have to act foolish in other to maintain the status of being wise.
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Penny wise, pound foolish.
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If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is fooli...
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The president's proposal is penny wise and pound foolish.
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Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish
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Greed, corruption, violence, sin, deception all come from a lack of understanding that we’re all c...
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The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they c...
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We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we l...
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We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lac...
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Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
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The wise man boasts of his goods and wares; the foolish one of his young wife.
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People should seek to be pound wise and penny foolish.
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Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
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Lack of understanding of the mandate leads to failure
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The wise is not the one that has amassed $1b fortune,but the one that ardently works with the belief...
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The wise person is one who can take $1 & turn it to $10
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Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding
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We have reached a point today where labor-saving devices are good only when they do not throw the wo...
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In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
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It's not our differences which divide us; rather, it's our lack of understanding our differences whi...
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Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
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It is only education and understanding of the past that teaches us not to repeat history.
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Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.
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The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speakes.
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A wise man was once foolish and throw foolishness did he become wise
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A wise man was once foolish
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Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
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Loneliness isn’t a lack of people. It is a lack of understanding and acceptance.
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Penny wise is often pound foolish.
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Penny wise is often pound foolish.
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"Perhaps a more important reason for having education is the reality of not having an education and ...
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Fear comes from a lack of understanding how powerful you really are.
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Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.
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May I never neither turn left nor turn right in my journey of life, but may I go straight to Christ ...
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It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
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The foolish of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of god is stronger than men. For ye see your ...
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Wise death is the best answer to the question posed by foolish & vanity life.
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Wise death is the best answer to the question posed by foolish & vanity life.
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The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because i...
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Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise a...
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How should I know?" said Alice, surprised at her own courage. "It's no business of mine."
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Foolishness is not a lack of resources, it's the lack of wisdom.
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The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.
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The scientific method gives us information by testing and repeating observable things so that we can...
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Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise a...
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The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priorit...
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Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.
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It's easier to be original and foolish than original and wise.
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Better a wise foe than a foolish friend.
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To waste one hour is a proof that you lack understanding of life.
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PANTALOONS, n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovide...
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BOUNTY, n. The liberality of one who has much, in permitting one who has nothing to get all that he ...
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EXTINCTION, n. The raw material out of which theology created the future state.
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ROBBER, n. A candid man of affairs. It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling c...
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Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
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LUNARIAN, n. An inhabitant of the moon, as distinguished from Lunatic, one whom the moon inhabits. T...
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WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union as "liquor," sometimes as "rum."...
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QUORUM, n. A sufficient number of members of a deliberative body to have their own way and their own...
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Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property su...
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ARRAYED, pp. Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.
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PREDILECTION, n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
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Pitted against hard drinking Christians the abstemious Mahometans go down like grass before the scyt...
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Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
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Opportunity is a favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
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UGLINESS, n. A gift of the gods to certain women, entailing virtue without humility.
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From the vast, invisible ocean of moonlight overhead fell, here and here, a slender, broken stream t...
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He who thinks with difficulty believes with alacrity.
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You don't have to be stupid to be a Christian, ... but it probably helps.
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Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pi...
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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
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They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.
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Impiety. Your irreverence toward my deity.
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Deliberation. The act of examining one's bread to determine which side it is buttered on.
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PROPHECY, n. The art and practice of selling one's credibility for future delivery.
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Admiration; is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
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Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
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An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
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Appeal. In law, to put the dice into the box for another throw.
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Wit. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
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To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
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The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
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Consul. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is give...
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Forgetfulness. A gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscien...
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The covers of this book are too far apart.
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The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
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To be positive: to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
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Censor, n. An officer of certain governments, employed to supress the works of genius. Among the Rom...
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Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his o...
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Woman absent is woman dead.
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DIPLOMACY, n. Lying in state, or the patriotic art of lying for one's country.
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Calamities are of two kinds. Misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the So...
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Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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