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Quotations uofu Wisdom

Ignorance is bliss for the self but a plague onto others.

-Library cubicle


Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change



It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt

-Attributed to Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln


The trouble with going with the flow is, you might wind up getting sucked down the drain.



Ignorance is curable.  Stupidity is not.



Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

-E. Letterman


Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid doing entirely.



Stupidity is not knowing how dumb you are.



What we do not understand we do not possess.



I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book

-Groucho Marx


Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.

Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.



A home without book is a body without soul.

-Marcus Tullius Cicero


Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.



The roots of knowledge are bitter, but its fruit are sweet.



Be careful of reading health books; you may die of a misprint.

-Mark Twain


The confidence of ignorance will always overcome indecision of knowledge



Procrastination is the key to failure.



Get it first but first, but first get it right.



Always expect , the unexpected



Great minds think alike.



When you believe something strongly enough, it will become reality.



By your beliefs and the actions that follow you fulfill the prophecy or expectation you hold about your future behavior.



All human activity is prompted by desire.

-Bertrand Russell


Be courteous to all but intimate with few.



Fools rush in where angels fear to tread



Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine
percent perspiration.

-Thomas Edison


Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the
strongest heads.  No man is wise enough, nor
good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

-Charles Caleb Colton


Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth

-The Bible. Proverbs 27:2


Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.

-St Augustine


The purest treasure mortal times afford
Is spotless reputation.

-William Shakespeare


A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.

-The Bible. Proverbs 22:1


Imagination is more important than knowledge.

-Albert Einstein


Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.

-Emile Chartier French Philospher


A need is like a muscle; it will develop and grow when it is exercised.

-David McClelland