Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is

Genuine ignorance is… profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas.  ~John Dewey

You can swim all day in the

You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry.  Most people do.  ~Norman Juster

Dopeler effect the tendency of stupid ideas

Dopeler effect:  The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.  ~Author unknown, supposedly from a Washington Post reader submission word contest in which readers were asked to alter a word by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter and supply a new definition

History shows that there is nothing so

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance, hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization.  By its servility it is the prey of tyranny, and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment.  ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays

Two things are infinite as far we

Two things are infinite, as far as we know – the universe and human stupidity.  ~Attributed to Albert Einstein by Frederick S. (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of!)