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The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.

Author: Sir William Francis Butler, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in soldier statesman scholar fools cowards williamfrancisbutler 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A treatise has without doubt an incontestable superiority. But it requires to be read, meditated, and understood. It addresses itself to the select few. Its mission is first to fix attention, and then to enlarge the circle of acquired knowledge.

A work that undertakes the refutation of vulgar prejudices cannot have so high an aim. It aspires only to clear the way for the steps of Truth; to prepare the minds of men to receive her; to rectify public opinion, and to snatch from unworthy hands dangerous weapons they misuse.

It is above all in social economy that this hand-to-hand struggle, this ever-reviving combat with popular errors, has as true practical utility.
Author: Frederic Bastiat, Source: Economic Sophisms, Conclusion, p. 300Saved by cboyack in truth ignorance knowledge learning error writing scholar politicaleconomy essay essay article 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Author: Walt Whitman, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in humility pride learning literacy honesty openness genuineness scholar learned intellectuals 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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