Thoughts in passing




Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one's own ignorance.
Confucious








Learning without thought is pointless;
thought without learning is perilous.
Confucius (551-479 BCE)







The beginning of wisdom;
is calling things by their right names.
Chinese Proverb






Ask a question
and be a fool for three minutes
Do not ask a question
and be a fool for the rest of your life.
Chinese Proverb






It is better to light a candle then to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb







I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Confucius




Seek those who seek;
Doubt those who find.
Lao Tse






If there is a solution,
there's no need to worry;
if there is no solution,
there's no use in worrying.
Dalai Lama





Wisest is he who knows he does not know.
Socrates







"The mind,
once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas,
never returns to its original size."
Oliver Wendell Holmes



"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
Aldous Huxley






"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence
than does knowledge"
Charles Darwin



"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion
but not their own facts."
Daniel Patrick Moynihan






It is the sign of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.
Aristotle


"Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former."
Albert Einstein






"The most formidable weapon
against errors of every kind
is reason."
Thomas Paine



If you hear a voice within you saying;
You are not a painter,
Then, by all means paint
Van Gogh






We only half live when we only half think.
Voltaire



Wise men speak because they have something to say;
Fools speak because the have to say something
Plato






If you would be a real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt,
as far as possible, all things.
Descartes



Do not believe in anything
simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions
because they've been passed on for generations.
Do not believe in anything
because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything
simply because it is in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything
merely on the word of your teachers and elders.
But, after observation and analysis,
when you find anything
that agrees with reason and
is conducive to the good and
benefit of one and all,
then accept it and live up to it.
Gautama Buddha