— George Clooney American actor, filmmaker, and activist 1961
„What happens when bosses ignore memos from subordinates? The country is now learning the answer to that question in a most painful way.“
— Richard Behar American journalist
On July 10, 2001, an FBI agent in Phoenix [Arizona] wrote a memo raising serious concerns about Middle Eastern men attending U. S. flight schools. The memo never made its way up the chain of command, and no action was taken. ––Richard Behar, introd. to "FBI's 'Phoenix' memo Unmasked", Fortune [date? ], [date accessed? ]. (See (incomplete) list of Behar's Fortune articles in his section of his Publications http://www.richardbehar.com/articles/fortune/fortune_all.html [some defunct links].)
— Henry S. Haskins 1875 - 1957
Source: Meditations in Wall Street (1940), p. 92
„Montaigne speaks of an “Abecedarian” ignorance that precedes knowledge, and a doctoral ignorance that comes after it. The first is the ignorance of those who, not knowing their A-B-C’s, cannot read at all. The second is the ignorance of those who have misread many books. They are, as Alexander Pope rightly calls them, “bookful blockheads, ignorantly read.” There have always been literate ignoramuses, who have read too widely, and not well. The Greeks had a name for such a mixture of learning and folly which might be applied to the bookish but poorly read of all ages. They are all “sophomores.”“
Source: How to Read a Book (1940, 1972), p. 11
— Galileo Galilei Italian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and astronomer 1564 - 1642
As quoted in The Story of Civilization : The Age of Reason Begins, 1558-1648 (1935) by Will Durant, p. 605
„When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.“
— Aaron McGruder American cartoonist 1974
Source: The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper
„Once one learns how to speak a language, the authority of the language has fulfilled its aim, but is not thereby overcome. Authority remains as the entry to the inquiry one has undertaken. It is not overcome or passed by so much as it is actualized, fulfilled. That is why philosophic reformations seem too often to be nested within what it is they seek to reform. Insofar as it begins from its predecessor, every attempted reformation is only the confession of the authority of its predecessor's discourse. The appearance of abrupt 'revolutions' in philosophy is produced only by ignoring, sometimes ingenuously, the authority of previous speech.“
— Mark D. Jordan 1953
Authority and persuasion in philosophy (1985)
„Only one who has learned much can fully appreciate his ignorance.
He knows well the limits of his knowledge and how much is waiting to be learned.“
— Louis L'Amour Novelist, short story writer 1908 - 1988
Source: Education of a Wandering Man (1989), Ch. 11
„It is curious that it is far easier to maintain a high "manners" rating if, like Kasparov, you simply don't speak to anyone. I still have much to learn from the great man…“
— Nigel Short British chess player and writer 1965
From his current personal profile at ChessBase Internet server, where he uses to play blitz. (08/05/2008)
„What I have learned from my travels is that by listening at least as much as we speak, and by trying to understand before we act, we perhaps stand a better chance of coming up with the right answers…“
— Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall second wife of Prince Charles 1947
The Duchess of Cornwall speaking in 2007
„A pity that poets have used symbol and metaphor and no man learned anything from them for their speaking in figures“
— Ezra Pound American Imagist poet and critic 1885 - 1972
Addendum for C
Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII
— Leigh Brackett American novelist and screenwriter 1915 - 1978
„You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.“
— Francis de Sales French bishop, saint, writer and Doctor of the Church j 1567 - 1622
Quoted by Bishop Jean-Pierre Camus in The Spirit of Saint Francis de Sales, ch. 1, Pg. 3 (1880)
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
Context: I learned to understand their language and to speak it a little. Immediately the news spread throughout the kingdom that two little wild men had been discovered. We were smaller than everybody else because the wilderness had provided us with such bad food. And it was a genetic defect that caused us to have forelimbs that weren't strong enough to support us.
This belief gained strength through repetition despite the priests of the country. They opposed it, saying that it was an awful impiety to believe that not only animals but monsters might be of the same species as they.
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
Source: Translations, The Aeneid of Virgil (1866), Book I, p. 31
— Joan Crawford American actress 1904 - 1977
Interview, Town Hall (1973)
„I learned to speak Bicolano too; I never spoke the dialect when I was in the country. My roomie in Georgetown was Che Carpio, a UP Law graduate from Naga and a former seminarian. He gave me a Bible in Bicolano, by the time I returned from the US I was speaking the dialect instead of speaking in English. My father couldn't believe that I was able to speak Bicolano when I returned to the country. It's easy to learn another language using the Bible, because you roughly know the stories and if you have any doubt with the secular translation all you have to do is get an English or Tagalog version and compare. It's a verbatim translation of what was written there“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
Jude Morte, "Tell It like It is", Manifesto, 2008, p. 71, ISSN 1908-6229.
The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
— Jean De La Fontaine French poet, fabulist and writer. 1621 - 1695
Laissez dire les sots: le savoir a son prix.
Book VIII (1678-1679), fable 19 (The Use of Knowledge).
Un sot savant est sot plus qu'un sot ignorant.
Act IV, sc. iii
Les Femmes Savantes (1672)