Posts Tagged ‘Knowledge’

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
   —  Arnold H. Glasow
On This Day In:
2016 We Did This
2015 I’m Talking To You
Forced (Again)
2014 We Are Not A Fearful Nation!
2013 Risking Truth
2012 Working On Reality
2011 Massive Contradictory Changes

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We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I — what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are.  But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it.  As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
   ―  Socrates
On This Day In:
2016 Me, Myself & I
2015 God, Give Us Men!
2014 Got Any Bezzy Mates?
2013 On Being A Nerd – Awesome
2012 Writers Write
2011 And History Has Proved This Correct
2010 Fascinating Discontinuity
Tasted Bacon?

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Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
  —  Charles Darwin
From his book: “The Descent of Man” (1871)
[Still / even after almost six months in office…  —  KMAB]
On This Day In:
2016 Ways
2015 Be Happy, Too
2014 At Least Smile
2013 Comfortably Bound
2012 Certainty
Thinking About Fathers
2011 And In Every Level Of Media

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If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.
   —   Romain Rolland
On This Day In:
2016 The Responsibility Of Freedom
2015 Face It
2014 Honoring Firefighters
2013 And Never Will
2012 The Human Adventure Continues
2011 Almost Never

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Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
     —  Peter F. Drucker
On This Day In:
2016 Just Like My Mother
2015 All Omissions Are Mine
2014 Precise Order
2013 Uh, No. Not Really…
Deep Regions
2012 A Pre-Valentine’s Day Message
2011 Easy Like Sunday Morning
May I Have A Little More, Please…
2010 Valleys and Peaks

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Science doesn’t purvey absolute truth.  Science is a mechanism.  It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature.  It’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.  And this works, not just for the ordinary aspects of science, but for all of life.  I should think people would want to know that what they know is truly what the universe is like, or at least as close as they can get to it.
  —   Isaac Asimov
On This Day In:
2015 And So I Blog
2014 Take Flight
2013 Contributing Joy
2012 More Than A Race
2011 Institutionalized Leadership

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There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature.  Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.
   ―  George Washington
On This Day In:
2015 For Blogs, Too!
2014 Righteous Anger
2013 An Irish Blessing
2012 But Is It Worth It?
2011 Let Us Start

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A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government.  In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important?  And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?
   ―  George Washington
[I guess I’d throw in reading, writing, math, scientific reasoning, philosophy, history, music, art, travel, a foreign language and physical education / sports (which includes home econ., cooking, budgeting and food / health / diet awareness).  Well, that would be my short list anyway…  Did I mention this should include adult / continuing education?  —  KMAB]
On This Day In:
2015 Are You Still The Exception?
2014 In Answer
Days Are Passing
2013 Opportunity
2012 Appropriate Qualities
2011 A Place To Hang My Hat

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Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling.  Scraps of information have nothing to do with it.  A merely well-informed man is the most useless bore on God’s earth.  What we should aim at producing is men who possess both the culture and expert knowledge in some special direction.  Their expert knowledge will give them the ground to start from, and their culture will lead them as deep as philosophy and as high as art.
   —  Alfred North Whitehead
From his book: “The Aims of Education
On This Day In:
2014 Examining Failure
2013 Driving Passion
2012 Cannibal, n.
2011 Moments Of Truth

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Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
    —  Alfred North Whitehead
On This Day In:
2013 License Problem
2012 Giants Win Game 2 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Adage, n.
Questions Women Should Ask Before Voting…
2011 What Are You Looking At?

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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.  That myth is more potent than history.  That dreams are more powerful than facts.  That hope always triumphs over experience.  That laughter is the only cure for grief.  And I believe that love is stronger than death.
  -– Robert Fulghum
From his book: “All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten
On This Day In:
2012 Pioneers
2011 It Is Free

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been.  The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.


   —  Isaac Asimov
On This Day In:
2012 Counting Valor
Understanding Faith
2011 I Can Hear You Now
2010 Inception

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What Every Boy Should Know

I love reading great lessons that mothers should impart to their sons! My college roommate has 2 boys older than our son, and she has often shared her advice to me. She insisted her sons always ring the doorbell when picking up a girl, rather than the texting method most used by teenagers these days. And as the mother of 2 girls, I must say that would have been refreshing. So not only for the sake of your son, but also for the sake of the girl who captures his heart, teach him well.

1. Play a sport.

It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

2. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don’t take something away from her that you can’t give back.

3. Use careful aim when you pee.

Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you’re young because you’re going to need it someday.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.

Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don’t ever be a bully and don’t ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly.

Forever is a long time to live alone and it’s even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do.

This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir” still go a long way.

14. The reason that they’re called “private parts” is because they’re “private”.

Please do not scratch them in public.
15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.
Be a good leader and others will follow.
16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
17. It is better to be kind than to be right.
18. A sense of humor goes a long way in the healing process.
19. Please choose your spouse wisely.
My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.
Found at:  http://www.tropicalspiceliving.com
The original posting is at:  http://www.tropicalspiceliving.com/?p=4114
[This is not a blog I follow, but it’s a posting I enjoyed stumbling on.  —   KMAB]


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Information is not knowledge.  Knowledge is not wisdom.  Wisdom is not truth.  Truth is not beauty.  Beauty is not love.  Love is not music.  Music is the best…
  —   Frank Zappa


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There are seven sins in the world:
Wealth without work;
Pleasure without conscience;
Knowledge without humility;
Commerce without morality;
Science without humanity;
Worship without sacrifice; and,
Politics without principle.
  —  Mahatma Gandhi

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