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Little wit in the head makes much work for the feet.

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

Men are always averse to enterprises in which they foresee difficulties.

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.

My doctrine is this, that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

Nothing in this world can one imagine beforehand, not the least thing. Everything is made up of so many unique particulars that cannot be foreseen.

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; if he were sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

Nothing is so haughty and assuming as ignorance where self-conceit sets up to be infallible.

Nothing is so indicative of deepest culture as a tender consideration of the ignorant.

Nothing sways the stupid more than arguments they can't understand.

Once you start asking questions, innocence is gone.

One learns by doing the thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.

People think the Beatles know what's going on. We don't. We're just doing it.

So long as thou art ignorant be not ashamed to learn. - Ignorance is the greatest of all infirmities, and, when justified, the chiefest of all follies.

So long as we think dugout canoes are the only possibility-all that is real or can be real-we will never see the ship, we will never feel the free wind blow.


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