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Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
  ―  Isaac Asimov
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On This Day In:
2015 Speak Louder
2014 Why I Frequently Give In
2013 Am Remembering
2012 Sustained Fear
2011 Commitment

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Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.  One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
    —   Eleanor Roosevelt
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On This Day In:
2015 Crawl Towards The Light
2014 Sweet Songs
2013 The Wife Of An Ordinary Man
2012 Three Words
2011 Know Anyone Like This?
2010 Apoplexy??
When Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…
Sibling Awareness

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There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
   —  Bertrand Russell
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On This Day In:
2015 Filling Gaps
2014 Even In Our Sleep
2013 Passion Is Always Personal
2012 And You Are?
2011 Innate Talent

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Hacking is about exploring, extending boundaries, and searching for knowledge for its own sake.
   —  Wallace Wang
From the Introduction to his book:  “Steal This Computer Book 3
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On This Day In:
2015 Memorial Day – 2015
Content People Love To Share
2014 I Resemble That Remark
2013 Long Range Exploration
2012 UBI
2011 Opportunity

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He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
   ― Confucius
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On This Day In:
2014 On Faith
2013 My Name Is Charles Stein
2012 Faiths And Sorcery
Made And Kept Free
2011 Multi-Source Learning

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To that small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge.
  —  Ambrose Bierce
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On This Day In:
2013 Reading Rules
2012 Cadet Prayer
2011 Easy To Tell
2010 A NEW Lion In The Senate (Channeling Mr. Smith)
Inception Redux
A Quick Hit Of Stats

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It often occurs to me to envy the future for what it will know about the past.
  —  Bernard Berenson
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On This Day In:
2013 We Do Not Want To Learn That
2012 Social Inhibition
2011 Studying Chinese Food
Are You Bored, Too?
2010 Rant, Pant, Deep Breath – Reality

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It is my intention to make the circuit of knowledge, noticing what parts lie waste and uncultivated, and abandoned by the industry of man; with a view to engage, by a faithful mapping out of the deserted tracts, the energies of public and private persons in their improvement.
   —  Francis Bacon
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On This Day In:
2013 The Sweet Path
2012 Living Free And Abolition
Morning Wood
2011 I Resemble That Remark

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The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.
   —  President John F. Kennedy
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On This Day In:
2013 Again
2012 Needs
Damned
2011 Potter & Prejudice
Blink, Blink

 

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When Reason speaks to you, harken what she says, and you shall be saved.  Make good use of her utterances, and you shall be as one armed.
For the Lord has given you no better guide than Reason, no stronger arm than Reason.
When Reason speaks to your inmost self, you are proof against Desire.
For Reason is a prudent minister, a loyal guide, and a wise counsellor.  Reason is light in darkness, as anger is darkness amidst light.
Be wise — let Reason, not Impulse, be your guide.
Yet be mindful that even if Reason be at your side, she is helpless without the aid of Knowledge.
Without her blood-sister, Knowledge, Reason is like houseless poverty, and Knowledge without Reason is like a house unguarded.  And even Love, Justice, and Goodness avail little if Reason be not there too.
   —   Kahlil Gibran
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On This Day In:
2013 How ‘Bout Just Obeying The Law?
2012 Or Maybe Not
2011 My Interval Is Too Short!

 

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Reading, like all work, has its rules.  A perfect knowledge of a few writers and a few subjects is more valuable than a superficial one of a great many.  The fine points of a piece of writing are seldom apparent at first reading.  In youth, one should search among books as one searches the world for friends, and once these friends are found, chosen, and adopted, one must go into retirement with them.  Intimacy with Montaigne, Saint Simon, Retz, Balzac, or Proust would be enough to enrich one’s whole life.
    —  André Maurois
[Of course there can never be anything approaching “a perfect knowledge” of anything and I could easily argue there is a time and place for the generalist as well as for the expert.  Be that as it may, I completely agree that an author’s works can come to seem like a friendship we can carry within ourselves forever and seek to revisit frequently.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Cadet Prayer
2011 Easy To Tell
2010 A NEW Lion In The Senate (Channeling Mr. Smith)
Inception Redux
A Quick Hit Of Stats

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Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
  ―    Alvin Toffler
From his book: “Future Shock
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Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.
  —    Edward R. Murrow
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We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
  —  Goethe
[And yet a little knowledge is also a dangerous thing…  —  KMAB]
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When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it: this is knowledge.
  –     Confucius
From:   “Analects
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