The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.— Mark Twain
Astonishing Educated Fools quotations
Do not correct a fool or he will hate you. Correct a wise man and he will appreciate you.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
I know a lot of people think I'm dumb. Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.
I assure you, an educated fool is more foolish than an uneducated one.
Fools live to regret their words, the wise regret their silence.
One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you're not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That's the power of language and experience. You can learn a lot from Shakespeare.
There are three kinds of fools in this world, fools proper, educated fools and rich fools. The world persists because of the folly of these fools.
Educated fools; from uneducated schools.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected.
Let us not fool ourselves - without Christianity, without Christian education, without the principles of Christ inculcated into young life, we are simply rearing pagans.
Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
There is no fool like an educated fool.
Education had been a great gift for him [Ziauddin].
He believed that lack of education was the root of all the Pakistan's problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be reelected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls.
'When you have a lemon, make a lemonade.
' That is what a great educator does. But the fool does the exact opposite. If he finds that life has handed him a lemon, he gives up and says, 'I 'm beaten. It is fate. I haven't got a chance.' Then he proceeds to rail against the world and indulge in an orgy of self-pity .
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute. The man who does not ask, is a fool for life.
There is a small minority of well-educated people with relatively sensible views on economics, and an extremely tiny minority of economists with highly sensible views. Then there's everybody else. ... To win, a politician needs to please the median voter. It makes little difference if a few thousand economists think you a fool.
If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
As a means of dispensing formulated ignorance our boasted public school system is not without merit; it spreads out education sufficiently thin to give everyone enough to make him a more competent fool than he would have been without it.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there.
The Gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
A wise man never knows all, only fools know everything.
They hit you at school, they hate you if your clever, and they despise a fool.
The self taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers, and besides, he brags, and is the means of fooling other thoughtless people into going and doing as he himself has done.
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
I just wish all these young black kids would realize how significant it is to stop acting a fool out there, killing each other, not getting their education. You know, people have died to put us in a situation to be successful.
I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.
I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.
It's easy to be an educated fool.
Education is very political, because when you educate the people, then you have a country that you can't fool anymore.
I'm not educated; I'd be a damn fool if I was (educated)!
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
All our yesterdays, it is true, have only lighted fools the way to dusty death.
But we need at least the dates of the yesterdays and the list of the fools.
Education makes the wise slightly wiser, but it makes the fool vastly more dangerous.
If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely;
but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.
I know very well that because I am unlettered some presumptuous people will think they have the right to criticize me, saying that I am an uncultured man. What stupid fools! Do they not know that I could reply to them as Marius did to the Roman patricians: "Do those who pride themselves on the works of other men claim to challenge mine?
I wonder, whether, if I had had any education I should have been more, or less, of a fool than I am. It would have deprived me surely of those exquisite moments of mental flatulence which every now and then inflate the cerebral vacuum with a delicious sense of latent possibilities-of stretching oneself to cosmic limits, and who would ever give up the reality of dreams for relative knowledge?