A Moments Wisdom

–It is not necessary to tell your friends about your indigestion or backache. “How are you?” is a greeting, not a question.
–An apology is a friendship preserver, an antidote for hatred, never a sign of weakness; it costs nothing but one’s pride, always saves more than it costs, and is a device needed in every home.
–Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about themselves, and small people talk about others.
–Most people talk too much, and what they do say is often just noise designed to keep themselves entertained.
–Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
–Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
–You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.
–There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
–There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’